1970 First Commission on Status of Women set up.
Irish Women's Liberation Movement founded.
1972 First Commission on the Status of Women report issued to the Irish government.
1973 Ireland joined the European Economic Community (later the EU).
National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) founded.
1975 Beginning of UN Decade for Women.
1977 Employment Equality Act.
1990 Mary Robinson elected President of Ireland.
1995 Fourth UN World Conference on Women in Beijing.
1997 Mary McAleese elected President of Ireland.
2000 Equal Status Act.
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