Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity…

Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity – Women for Election Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity Women for Election has said. Responding to the fact that there are only 4 women appointed as Senior Ministers (the same as the previous government) Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “It is disappointing that once […]

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Women for Election has termed the Programme for Government “disppointingly vague”…

Women for Election has termed the Programme for Government “disappointingly vague” in its commitments to see more women elected to local government. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women  for Election said, “The Programme for Government was an opportunity to show the next government are serious about wanting to see more women running for election – […]

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26th Seanad Election Results

04/04/2020: Women For Election congratulate new women Senators but express disappointment at gender composition of new Seanad Women for Election has this evening congratulated all of those women elected to the new Seanad but expressed its disappointment at the gender composition of the upper house. Results are in for the 49 seats on the Vocational […]

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Released: 09 Feb 2020 While some constituencies are still counting, the percentage of women TDs is set to rise by just 1% from 2016. So far, 31 women and 102 men have been elected to the next Dáil. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “We are disappointed that the number of women […]

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Women for Election 22/01/2020 Women For Election CEO Ciairín de Buis, says the election nomination figures reveal a missed opportunity for the next Dáil. “We urged all parties to aim for at least 40% women candidates on the ticket and most of them fell well short of the mark.” Ciairín de Buis continued “Fine Gael […]

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Irish non-profit Women for Election, which trains and encourages women to run for election in Ireland, welcomes the Minister of State John Paul Phelan’s recent announcement that the government will incentivise political parties who have at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections. This incentive will be granting parties additional funding for a diversity/equality […]

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The political organisation is running a free 2-day event in Twitter’s EMEA HQ to highlight women’s roles as leaders and activists and the challenges they face and conquer. Women for Election’s Summer School takes place Wednesday and Thursday, July 4th and 5th, in Twitter’s EMEA HQ on Fenian Street. Women for Election is an acclaimed […]

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Sold out Women for Election training programme sends clear message to status quo: women are here and ready to run

Over 50 women attend first INSPIRE training programme in Dublin city centre to learn more about running for election. Images available from Gareth Chaney Today, Saturday 9th June and the anniversary of Lá na mBán, Women for Election held its first training day of 2018 in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin city centre. Women for Election […]

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