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Working Together- Issue Fourteen

4 women….. Women for Election had called for a balanced cabinet, for political leadership, for the government to recognise that it is, after all, 2020. In response the government appointed 4 women to cabinet. 4 women. Since the foundation of the State a total of 22 women have served in cabinet. That’s not good enough. […]

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Working Together- Issue Thirteen

128 days after the General Election we finally have a draft Programme for Government – after weeks of hard negotiations the three parties have put together a programme outlining the direction of travel they would like to see the country take over the next five years. It is now over to the party members of those 3 […]

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Working Together- Issue Twelve

  Hope. I think we are beginning to feel a lot more hopeful. It looks like we might have ‘wintered this one out’ – at least for now, we are heading into the summer. As we’re moving into the next stage of this Covid-19 crisis, we’ve been looking back in Women for Election and what we have […]

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Working Together- Issue Eleven

As we move into the bank holiday weekend, it looks like the sun is going to be shining! And while the Covid crisis is far from over, it’s good to see us heading in the right direction. We’re very conscious as we’re delivering our training and online webinars and working with future politicians, that some […]

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Working Together- Issue Ten

  We were delighted Ambassador Samantha Power joined us to take part in our In Conversation With…series. Samantha spoke to journalist Dearbhail McDonald about everything from pandemics, presidential campaigns to the personal. Her take on global current affairs was, as always, insightful and I think many of us were strangely reassured that she too is in […]

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Working Together- Issue Nine

  On Wednesday morning a group of us were lucky enough to join a training session with  Pat Montague when he took us through the Irish political system, how it works (and doesn’t) and how it all fits together. As always, Pat delivered an informative and practical session covering the foundations of our political system. […]

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Working Together- Issue Eight

  We are delighted that the next guest for the hot seat in our In Conversation With series will be Ambassador Samantha Power. Ambassador Power is a journalist, writer, professor of law and has served as part of Former President Obama’s cabinet. She worked on the US National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior […]

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Working Together- Issue Seven

This week we hosted our first of our ‘In Conversation with…’ series. We want to say a huge thank you to all that could join us yesterday and to Dearbhail McDonald for taking the time to speak with me and put me in the hot seat. Dearbhail and I touched on multiple topics including the importance of […]

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Working Together- Issue Six

  We hope this weeks newsletter finds you and yours well. We are delighted to announce the latest Working Together webinar- In Conversation with Dearbhail McDonald… taking place on Thursday, 30th April at 11am. Dearbhail and I will be chatting about Women for Election, the need for our work, and what might happen with the next government. Full details and link […]

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Working Together- Issue Five

We hope all of our Women for Election community had a wonderful Easter, only applying those restrictions to travel and not chocolate consumption! We are continuing to adhere to Government guidelines and doing our part to ensure we flatten the curve. Although our box rooms are beginning to feel a lot more like matchbox rooms! […]

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Congratulations to our Board Member @DaireKeogh.

We wish you all the best in your new role as @DCU President.

Last one before we take a break over the summer. https://twitter.com/women4election/status/1282619335266230278

Starting next year, at least 30% of CDU government positions and members of parliament in Chancellor Angela Merkel's party are to be filled by women. The quota is to be raised to 40% in 2023 and 50% in 2025.

Clear, achievable targets. It can be done.

https://www.dw.com/en/merkels-cdu-aim-to-fill-half-of-party-posts-with-women-by-2025/a-54087927

Leader of @sinnfeinireland, and first woman Leader of the Opposition, @MaryLouMcDonald is the next guest in our 'In Conversation With...' series.

Deputy McDonald will be speaking to author @MartinaFitzg
- July 16th at 3pm.

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Z_RbVjkR-6zwkZU2xIviQ