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We are delighted to welcome Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, Fiona O’Loughlin and Pauline O’Reilly to a special edition of our In Conversation With…series
Colette Sexton will facilitate a discussion around the recent government formation, the new Taoiseach’s nominations to the Seanad as well as gender equality in Irish Politics.

 

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Did you know that today is #WorldStatisticsDay?

Well, here's one stat that might surprise you...

Ireland ranks in a disappointing *98th* place globally for the representation of women in national politics

We can and must do more to encourage and support #MoreWomen to run.

New from cabinet sources: Minister Catherine Martin has raised the fact that no women were involved in the talks over the weekend during today's cabinet meeting. #iestaff

‘No gender parity in Dáil ‘until 2063’ at current rate of progress’. No!! We have to increase the election candidate quota to 50%, introduce family friendly hours in Oireachtas+fund ⁦@women4election⁩ properly to train female candidates #MoreWomen https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/no-gender-parity-in-d%C3%A1il-until-2063-at-current-rate-of-progress-1.4384216

Simply not good enough.

We need to increase quotas for local elections and general elections.

Unfortunately, the current Programme for Government was disappointingly vague in its commitments to see #MoreWomen elected.
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