Galway October 20th: Campaigning Masterclass with Women for Election

Galway October 20th: Campaigning Masterclass with Women for Election Book Galway campaigning masterclass here. Tickets €50 waged, €30.24 unwaged/OAP/student. Campaigning is the heart of politics. This can mean campaigning for a change in your local community, demanding legal reform or running in an election. Knocking on doors, sending emails to decision makers, making the call on […]

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Happy International Women’s Day

We have a lot to celebrate this International Women’s Day as 2018 represents a historic opportunity to mark social progress towards gender equality and motivate us to achieve full equality. February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. This law gave women of property over the age of 30 the […]

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Guest Blog by Clare Duignan, @clare_duignan Could there be a more exciting time to visit Washington than in these first weeks of the administration of newly-elected US President Donald Trump? Having spent the days since his inauguration waking to RTÉ’s Cathríona Perry on Morning Ireland telling us what Mr. Trump had done overnight, following his […]

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Looking back on 2016

2016 has certainly been a year to remember with huge changes in national and international politics. Women for Election have been busy througout the year, training candidates and bringing politically minded women together. Below we look back at our work over the past twelve months. The Year in Politics On Wednesday December 14th we were […]

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Facebook today hosted over 150 politically active women for the ‘Women for Election’ annual Summer School.  The event, which took place at Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin, was entitled ‘Amplifying your Voice Online’ and saw panel of leading female politicians discuss how Facebook is enabling them connect with people and strengthen their voice online. During […]

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  Tweet   After an unprecedented election for female representation, the Taoiseach’s failure to meet his commitment on a 50:50 cabinet only increases the urgency of promoting female TDs in other key roles according to Women for Election’s Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins. “This general election created unprecedented opportunity for women. The gender quota […]

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Tweet The percentage of women in the 32nd Dáil will hit a record high according to the Director of Operations and Campaigns for Women for Election, Suzanne Collins as 35 women were elected in GE16. Speaking about the result, Suzanne Collins said, “The general election in 2011 saw 25 women elected. They were joined by […]

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  Female Members of the 32nd Dáil Tweet Carlow Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion Sinn Féin Cavan Monaghan Heather Humphreys Fine Gael Niamh Smyth Fianna Fáil Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony Fianna Fáil Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Féin Maureen O’Sullivan Independent Dublin Bay North Denise Mitchell Sinn Féin Dublin Bay South Kate O’Connell Fine […]

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  Tweet   As the GE16 counts continue to come in, it is clear that there will be a historic increase in female representation in the 32nd Dáil. Currently, 32 women have been elected and with a number of tight races still underway, several female candidates remain in contention. So far there are 16 newly elected […]

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Yesterday we posted a blog about two of our Alumni running in the General Election, Cllr. Carrie Smyth and Lorna Bogue. Today we talked to Cllr. Ann Norton, Independent candidate in the Clare constituency, Carol Hunt, Independent Alliance candidate for the Dun Laoghaire constituency and Anne Farrell, who is running for RENUA in Roscommon/Galway East. […]

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