O’Donoghue: Women still second-class citizens

Former Penneys director in call for empowerment

Breege O’Donohue, chair of the Design and Crafts Council of IrelandGetty

Breege O’Donoghue, one of Ireland’s most influential corporate leaders, has said that women still remain second-class citizens in Irish society.

O’Donoghue, the former Penneys director who worked at the retail giant for 38 years, used working life and the Church as two examples of where women need to fight to be treated equally.

In a candid interview at ‘The Dinner for Ladies who Don’t Lunch’ event in Dublin last week, O’Donoghue said: “From ...