Looking back: The 1979 Local Elections in Leinster

Historical perspective can help us to appreciate how far women have come in their struggle for equality, both within and outside of politics. The 1979 Local Elections prove an interesting reflection on women in public life, as it was the year that a young Mary Robinson was first elected to Dublin City Council.  With this […]

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Local & European Elections 2014: With the 2014 Local and European Elections fast approaching, preparation over the next few months is essential. Women for Election recognise that ongoing support is vital as we lead into campaign mode. And so, we bring you a series of masterclasses with some of Ireland’s top experts in their fields to […]

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A New Year Review: Candidate selections over Christmas

Christmas is normally a time for relaxation and reflection, but very often, political life is quite an exception! Over the holidays a total of 35 candidates put themselves forward, or were selected at convention for the local elections in May.  Labour, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael selected or added one or two women, whilst no […]

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Sign up today to our online course - the Women for Election Local Election Toolkit - and tomorrow you'll get your first 'lesson' on raising candidacy awareness! After that it's canvassing tips from Michael Healy-Rae and Anne Rabbitte. https://t.co/SQB8FvBc4K #LE19toolkit

Sign up today to our online course - the Women for Election Local Election Toolkit - and tomorrow you'll get your first 'lesson' on raising candidacy awareness! After that it's canvassing tips from Michael Healy-Rae and Anne Rabbitte. https://t.co/SQB8FvBc4K #LE19toolkit

Great piece with @campaignforkate in the @theanglocelt this week on the realities of campaigning and our FG candidates here in #Cavan for the upcoming locals. #LE19 @FineGael

Another fab woman added to the ballot! 🌹🌹 https://t.co/yLOxtIObhN

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