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This event was made possible by the Communicating Europe Initiative.

Date: 28th February, 2019

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: The Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 NCA4 Google Maps

Event: Join Women for Election in Sligo on the evening of February 28th for a panel discussion on Europe with MEP Marian HarkinTara Farrell, Deputy CEO of the Longford Women’s LinkFiona Meehan of 50:50 North WestMEP candidate Maria Walsh and thejournal.ie reporter Orla Ryan as chair.

This event is part of our Communicating Europe series, the first of which took place in Dublin on December 3rd with MEP Lynn Boylan, Noelle O’Connell of European Movement Ireland, Hannah Deasy of the IIEA and Shona Murray of Euronews.

The event will kick off at 6pm in the Glasshouse hotel with a networking session. This event is ideal for women in Sligo and surrounding regions who want to meet like-minded women to discuss politics – local, national and European.

Tickets: Register on womenforelection.ie https://womenforelection.ie/events/sligo-communicating-europe-with-women-for-election/ 

Contact: Jeanne Sutton, 0838346735, jeanne@womenforelection.ie

Who are Women for Election?

Women for Election is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages and supports women in Ireland to run for politics. We’re non-partisan, meaning we don’t take sides with specific parties or beliefs. We want to see women from all walks of life and political philosophies to think about running for politics.

Women for Election trains, mentors and supports women across Ireland to consider politics as a career. We run full-day training sessions called INSPIRE where political experts and female representatives take women through the skills they need to succeed. We also run focused masterclasses on topics such as campaigning and canvassing. Our next INSPIRE course takes place in Dublin on March 2nd. Orlaith Carmody, Margaret E. Ward and Justin Moran will be providing training across confidence, communications and campaigning. Learn more here.

– Since 2012 Women for Election has trained more than 1000 women to run for election

– Of the 196 women elected in 2014’s local election, 50% were trained by Women for Election 

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