Examples from Ireland and New Zealand show that, unless determined measures are taken, masculine political cultures will ensure the gender imbalance remains.
The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women's health.
For years and years, the home of Oor Wullie seemed resigned to its fate. Then something strange happened.
The agreement created peace between Irish nationalists and those who support being part of the United Kingdom. With Brexit looming, tensions are once again rising.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland, this episode of the podcast looks at its history, its legacy and the impact of Brexit on its future.
The citizens of Northern Ireland were ready for peace long before national leaders signed on the dotted line.
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a call to reconsider whether interrogation techniques used in the 1970s against men interned in Northern Ireland amounted to torture.
St Patrick chose Ireland over the place of his birth – but where was that exactly?
There are many myths associated with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. But Patrick's own writings and early biographies reveal the person behind the legend.
Options to avoid a hard border are on the table, but they remain unpalatable to Theresa May's government.
Ireland was quick to elect a woman member of parliament, but it's been slow going thereafter.
This vote should be about the morality of letting women suffer.
The DUP should take note: free travel and trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic may hinge on legal arrangements.
Brexit negotiations threaten the peacebuilding efforts that have taken place since the Good Friday Agreement.
The royal commission has performed its task with distinction – now it is up to governments and institutions to ensure those efforts are matched with a redress scheme.
Theresa May has reached an agreement with the EU that will enable her to proceed to the second stage of Brexit negotiations. Here's what it all means.
Brexit negotiations have revealed a clear lack of appreciation for the power of symbolism in Northern Irish politics.
The latest Brexit talks would offer a masterclass in how not to negotiate if they weren't so lacking in complexity.
After decades of diplomacy and development the two economies of Ireland are more integrated than they have been in a century.
Survey shows Remain voters more opposed to a hard border than Leave voters.