Counties with the most women (and the least)

This week we are taking a look at areas containing the most, and least, female candidates so far. The rural/ urban divide is an interesting and historic cleavage of the Irish political landscape, from voting differences relating to civil politics, to a substantial gender disparity which this blog will focus on. To date, women candidates […]

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Real change starts in the community: Tallaght/Clondalkin INFORM

Earlier this month Women for Election teamed up with Active Citizenship Together in hosting two half day workshops aimed at developing knowledge of the political system, particularly at local level, and to build community influence ahead of next year’s local elections. Sheilann Monaghan and Mary Clare Wallace of the South Dublin County Partnership brought together […]

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Galway: our featured county this week

So, let’s take a look at the situation in Galway city and county. The Local Area Boundary Committee Report has outlined the representational changes the area will undergo ahead of next year’s elections Currently, Galway city has 15 sitting elected representatives – this is due to increase to 18, one councillor for every 4,196 of […]

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Selection committees meeting nationally: A review

Important meetings are happening around the country every week at the moment and they are the selection committees for each of the Political Parties, who are selecting the candidates that will run for next years Local Elections.  Women for Election are keeping an eye on what has been going on and will be updating you […]

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