Tag Archives: International Women’s Day

Above from left: Keishia Taylor, ROSA, Aisling Cusack, USI vice president for Equality & Citizenship, Ruth Coppinger TD, Leona O’Callaghan, survivor of sexual violence and Neil Moore, organiser, Unite the Union.

This morning/afternoon

A meeting of trade and student unions calling for people to ‘take it to the streets’ on International Women’s Day, March 8, on the issue of the gender pay gap, sexual violence and the judicial system.

Leona O’Callaghan, who was raped when she was 13, told the meeting:

“Only a few months ago I stood in an Irish court where my abuser’s defence were permitted to indicate that I, as a child, had given a sign of consent because I did not physically fight back on those rapes.

The judge was asked to take this as a mitigating factor. A child cannot consent.

…The lack of moral compass in the legal, school, government and judicial systems does not represent the morality of our country.”

Victim of rape urges mass demonstration on International Women’s Day (Independent.ie)


This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Female  members of the Dáil and Seanad with artist Noel Murphy.

As part of the Votáil100 campaign to mark the 100 years of women’s’ suffrage, Noel  has produced a portrait featuring all 53 female members of the Dáil and Seanad.

Noel has also placed Countess Markievicz in the painting, “connecting the first woman elected to parliament, with the contemporary women who had followed her”.


Leah Farrell/RollingNews





Where’s Ringo?

Paul McNulty writes:

Made this at work for the day that’s in it….
Name those women anyone?


A card from the Poland Embassy to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ted writes:

Polish Embassy in Dublin has Saoirse Ronan right up there with Nobel Prize winners Marie Curie and Wislawa Szymborska, and even Constance Markievicz on their International Women’ Day graphic.

She is a good actress in fairness…


Poland Embassy (Facebook)



For the day that’s in it.

The tale of Margaret Kehoe, fatally injured on April 24th, 1916, while helping the wounded during that day’s rising effort.

Jane Lawrenson writes:

The video was produced by bigOmedia for the Ireland2016 team. It was directed by Kate Dolan and had an almost all female creative team working on it. It was made for International Women’s Day and for the launch of the 1916 Women’s programme.

Olga Wehry [1916] and Amy DeBhrún [2016] are the featuring actors. The video focuses on the differences and similarities between two women 100 years apart. It honours the women of 1916 while celebrating the women who are creating the Ireland of tomorrow.

Thanks Sinéad McCarthy

Women of Ireland 1916|2016

Big O Media

Earlier: Defiant Women


This morning on the 77a, rocking this free world from Citywest to the Barn.

Seats are not for feet, still.

Context: Dublin Bus U-turn on Radio Ban Policy (98fm)

Thanks Anne-Marie Sexton

Yayish nod for the wimmin.

Lionel Barber (editor of the Financial Times) tweetz:

The FT take on #InternationalWomensDay


Plan Ireland

Happy International Women’s Day.

Members of the Ireland Women’s rugby side who play France TONIGHT for the Grand Slam, from left: Niamh Kavanagh, Alison Miller, Sophie Spence and Larissa Muldoon.

The team are backing Plan Ireland’’s “Raise your Hand” campaign which is urging the world donor community to make girls’ education a top priority.

Plan Ireland

Picture Jason Clarke


Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Minister for Social Protecton Joan Burton (centre) helped launched a new android app developed by Safe Ireand to help keep women and children safe from domestic violence.

Last year an iPhone version of the app, which lists refuges, care workers, etc, for women in distress, was released

At the launch outside Leinster House, Dublin, today were, from left: Senator Susan O’Keeffe, Sioban O’Brien Green, of SAFE Ireland, Jacinta Carey, Chair SAFE Ireland and Senator Ivana Bacik.

Safe Ireland

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

Enda Kenny joins female TDs and Senators at Leinster House literally within the last hour to celebrate International Women’s Day.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)