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Limerick…you’re a lady…

What a weekend we had in Limerick. On Saturday 6th October we were delighted to meet fantastic women from Limerick, Clare and Kerry as they participated on INSPIRE.  Every region in Ireland faces its own unique challenges but the near absence of female representatives in this region is striking particularly when we consider the level […]

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Its all go here at the moment in Women for Election, busily getting everything ready for our upcoming programme in Limerick 6th October in The Clarion Hotel, Steamboat Quay, phone calls, logistics, paperwork, but in many ways we are no different to any other entrepreneurs across the country getting out their and making a difference. […]

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We were back in Dublin for INSPIRE this sunny weekend, Saturday 8th September. As ever it was a fantastic group of 50 women with great energy in the room. One of the big themes for the day was the importance of women supporting each other in politics and the positive impact this can have. We […]

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On Saturday 7th July Women for Election held our second INSPIRE Programme in Dublin. Now, almost 200 women have received training, support and advice on building confidence, developing a campaign and communicating a political message to help women find out about what it takes to get selected and elected. Since May women from Dublin, Meath, […]

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This weekend we landed in Galway to INSPIRE the west. It was great to see women from Galway, Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Westmeath and Cavan at our Programme where they got some invaluable insights into increasing their confidence, building a campaign and developing a political message. We were delighted to welcome three local women who […]

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Women for Election, continue their travels across Ireland to meet with wonderful women who have an interest in getting more involved in our political system. We are next heading to Galway, and will run our INSPIRE programme in the Harbour Hotel, Galway on Saturday 16 June between 9am and 5pm.  During the day, participants will […]

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We spent a glorious Saturday in the Clarion in Cork city with the team to INSPIRE Cork. We got a great welcome from our first speaker, Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch who had the room enthralled with her stories of how when she ran for the first time she only did so because she didn’t think […]

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Women for Election are all excited about heading to Cork next weekend with our INSPIRE Programme and meeting women form across the county who already play a huge role in their community. We urge these women to take the next step and consider politics as a possible option. Cork INSPIRE will be held in the […]

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We are exhausted and elated after completing our first Inspire Programme. It was a great success and the positive feedback from participants was really encouraging. Our guest speaker was Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD who gave us great insight about the specific challenges women face in politics. Participants then heard from Catherine […]

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On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2012 at Dublin’s Mansion House today Women for Election launched our ‘invite a woman to run’campaign. The campaign draws on national and international evidence, which says that women wait to be asked before putting themselves forward for politics. To address this, Women for Election asked everyone present to do […]

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