Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
Adrian Burke from Galway and Kelly Liang from Xian China unwind after getting married on International Women’s day.
Dublin city centre.
Burly and romantic.
O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 1
A MALE cyclist unwittingly (or driven by primal, patriarchal impulses) photobombs demonstrators at an International Women’s Day protest organised by Time4Equality, an International Women’s Day coalition including Unite the Union, Union of Students Ireland, ROSA and Ruth Coppinger TD.
Despite many promises of more balance, men still far outnumber women in senior decision-making roles of the civil service. Women make up less than 15% of Secretary Generals; less than 33% of assistant secretaries and 40% at principal officer grade. #IWD19 #InternationalWomensDay
— Mary Regan (@MaryERegan) March 8, 2019
A report by the ESRI in Dec 2017 found that men in the civil service are TWICE as likely to occupy senior positions as women with the SAME qualifications or length of service. #IWD2018
— Mary Regan (@MaryERegan) March 8, 2019
There you go now.
Earlier: The Vest A Man Can Get
Illustration: Human Resources Management
For the day that’s in it.
Diarmaid Walsh writes:
To coincide with International Women’s Day, Three, sponsor of the Republic of Ireland and supporter of the 20X20 movement present a video (above) highlighting the perceived differences how men and women in sport are described.
Featuring Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Irish international and Arsenal defender Louise Quinn, the video highlights some of the most commonly used words to describe women in sport that are generally not used for men.
Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor at a NWCI conference
Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor spoke at the launch of the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in 3rd level Education Conference.
Her contribution came a day before International Women’s Day which is tomorrow.
Sarah Burns, in The Irish Times, reports:
International Women’s Day is in danger of becoming “what holy days used to be” and “a chance to skive off with friends”, the Minister of State for Higher Education has said.
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said she thinks the annual occasion, which takes place on Friday, needs to be repurposed in order to achieve “our objectives”.
“The problem as I see it is that International Women’s Day is in danger of becoming what holy days used to be when we were going to school back in the day, a chance to skive off with friends and to have no homework for that day,” she said.
Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.
Shamelessly bare-headed First Lady Sabina Higgins joins an International Women’s Day breakfast hosted by the Muslim Sisters of Éire, including from left (top row) Sabina Syed, Chair Lorraine O’Connor and Aisha Al, all dressed in hijabs to maintain modesty and privacy from ‘unrelated males’.
As they are perfectly entitled to do.
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.
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.”
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”.
A card from the Poland Embassy to celebrate International Women’s Day
She is a good actress in fairness…