Life During COVID-19: Ireland

In this series, senior staff members reflect on their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Contributing Writer Michelle O’Brien details her experience.

Rising Rates of FGM in Ireland

Images from Ogilvy and Mather London’s “It Happens Here” anti-FGM ad campaign. 6th February 2020 marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. Despite Female genital mutilation being illegal in the European Union, as well as being...

Repealing the 8th Amendment

Contributing Writer Michelle O’Brien writes about her country, Ireland, repealing the 8th Amendment in May and what this means for women in Ireland.

Famous Female Outlaws: Grainne Ni Mhaille

Grainne Ni Mhaille, also known by the anglicised version of her name, Grace O’Malley, was an Irish pirate during the 1500s. She was from the Western coast of Ireland and came from a wealthy seafaring family and her father, Eoghan Dubhdara O Maille,...

Political Powerhouses: Anne Anderson

The CV of Anne Anderson reads like a list of firsts. She graduated with a degree in history and politics at the age of 19. After this she entered politics, when she began working at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland in 1972. In 1976 she moved to Geneva...

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