The history of women and gender in Ireland

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Women In The Irish National Liberation Struggle
Radikal, #145, February 1992. In contrast to Gaelic tradition and Irish culture, present-day Irish society is even more male-dominated than that of other European nations. However, resistance by women—especially during the civil war of the last 20 years—can no longer be ignored.
A Project on the Harassment of Women
By Helen Harris & Eileen Healy, Common Ground, 10 February 1995. Young Derry republican woman is a project that aims to document and publish the experiences of women who have suffered harassment by the security forces, offer post-interview support for the women, and facilitate the development of informal support networks.
Belfast Women's Conference
By Frances Shilton, An Phoblacht/Republican News, 9 March 1995. A lively and informative discussion on The Role of Women in the Peace Process, at the Whiterock College of Further Education, in Belfast on Saturday, 4 March as part of the weekend celebrations of International Women's Day.
International ‘Ladies’ Day
By Meadbh Gallacher, An Phoblach/Republican News, 9 March 1995. Up to the beautiful hills we'd marched, to be greeted by lines of RUC and their Saracens at another Brit blot on the landscape.
Chasing after the 52%
An Phoblach/Republican News, 9 March 1995. In the Dublin parliament, a government composed of 15 men and two women pushes through one more chunk of legislation for hypocrisy between time-outs for International Women's Day photocalls.
Divorce Referendum Passes In Ireland
By Marcella Fitzgerald, Militant, 11 December 1995. On November 24 the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland held a referendum on whether to allow civil divorce. By a narrow margin of 9,000 votes, divorce became legal, ending a decades-long ban.
Abortion in Ireland—new poll
By Geraldine Kennedy, Irish Times, 11 December 1997. An overwhelming majority of voters, 77 per cent, believe that abortion should be permitted in the State in limited circumstances. This may make it possible for the Taoiseach, Mr Ahern, to put a successful referendum to voters in 1999 making abortion available in this State.