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Pregnant pause.


Previously: Left Behind


Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald (above right) joined Labour TD Ivana Bacik (pic 8) to address the No Woman Left Behind Rally For International Women’s Day organised by The National Women’s Council, at which no female members of government were invited to speak.

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This morning.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

In advance of tomorrow’s National Women’s Council (NWC) rally, NWC Director Orla O’Connor (above centre) joined fellow NWC staff and board members outside the Dail calling for ‘public childcare, a refuge in every county, pension justice and accessible abortion’.


Ms O’Connor has said that Government representatives are welcome to attend tomorrow’s rally to mark International Women’s Day, but they will not speak from the platform.

She told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that the Council worked with the Government “all the time”, this was “just one day – a moment of protest.”

People from every political party will be welcome at the rally, she added. “This is a moment for them to listen.”

Women’s Council says Government welcome to attend rally but not to speak (BreakingNews)

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The National Women’s Council of Ireland tackles the scourge of uncomfortable ‘sexy bras’ aimed at men.

At least someone had the courage to say it.

It’s 2019 – we need to talk about why most bras are still so terrible (The Guardian)


A nicely-done video filmed at the Grand Canal at Mespil Road,Dublin, from The National Women’s Council of Ireland.

50 people. One question.

Includes amazing, eyebrow-lifting sceptical toddler at 1.14 and recurring hipsterish but amusing ‘dudes’ at 47, 1.36 and 3.53.