HISTORIC NUMBER OF WOMEN ELECTED AND 50% OF THOSE ELECTED SO FAR HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY WOMEN FOR ELECTION Out of a total of 924 seats, there were 196 women elected – a 34% jump since 2009 (148) Female representation in Local Government is now at 21%, up from 16% in 2009 2 Newly elected […]

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POLL BOOST FOR WOMEN CANDIDATES PUBLIC WANTS MORE FEMALE COUNCILLORS AND BELIEVES THEY WOULD DO A BETTER JOB Almost 7 in 10 (69%) believe their local council would make better decisions if there were more women councillors Nearly 6 in 10 (58%) would vote for a woman instead of a man if  both candidates were of equal […]

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Having been politically active from a young age and working on countless campaigns I know what it takes to get elected. In Ireland in general and in a local election in particular, the most important factor of your campaign’s success is personally meeting as many constituents as possible in the run-up to polling day. The […]

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Today’s announcement (14 May) that all seven of the TDs on the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking crisis are men is hugely disappointing. It is a sad irony that only male members of the Dáil have been tasked with investigating the worst financial crisis this country has ever experienced. Arguably the impact may […]

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The appointment of Frances Fitzgerald as Justice Minister today marks a milestone in Irish public life as Ireland’s justice system is now completely headed by women. Minister Fitzgerald joins an array of talented female professionals who hold the top positions in the State across Justice Portfolios.  They include Interim Garda Commissioner (Noírin O Sullivan), Attorney […]

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