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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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Women for Election welcomes incentive scheme for parties to run more women in next year’s local elections

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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Women for Election holds Summer School highlighting leadership, activism and #MeToo in line-up.

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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Women for Election announces scholarship programme

UPDATE: We won’t be accepting applications after Monday August 27th. Due to the high number of applications we received over the past few months, we will try to reply to all applicants by August 31st. Women for Election is proud to open applications for our scholarship programme. Successful applicants will secure a free place on […]

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Women for Election asks Taoiseach for matching funding

• Innovative crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to train #MoreWomen to run for election Women for Election is calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to provide matching government funds after its successful crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to subsidise training 300 women ahead of the 2019 local elections. Women for Election Chairperson Michelle O’Donnell Keating this week wrote […]

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Now on Count 10 for #SE2020 Labour Panel
Seats: 11 Quota: 94,417
Elected so far:
Jerry Buttimer (FG)
John Cummins (FG)
Robbie Gallagher (FF)

Waiting to see #MoreWomen in #Seanad2020

Onto the 3rd count now for 2 remaining seats on the NUI panel, after incumbent Ronan Mullen was elected on 1st count.
Watch live updates on http://www.nui.ie/elections/seanadelection2020/

After Count 1 for the #TCD panel, no one has reached the quota of 3,761. 2 candidates have been excluded.
Count 2 is happening now -
Watch live on https://www.tcd.ie/seanad/
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Of the 16 Senators elected to #Seanad2020 so far, just 4 are women:
On the Cultural & Educational panel @lichamber (FF) is the only woman out of the 5 Senators.
That’s 1 fewer than in 2016.

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