Key Information

The 2020 General Election will take place on Saturday, 8th of February. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. For more information on voting click here


Women for Election has called on all political parties to look beyond the 30% gender quota, and aim for at least 40% representation in candidate selection for this election. We want to see #MoreWomen being encouraged to run by our political parties. Read more here.


There are 530 candidates selected to run in GE2020, of these 162 are women. Women make up 31% of those running. Our CEO, Ciairín de Buis, has noted that despite being encouraged to aim for 40% female representation most of the larger parties just about made the 30% gender quota. Read more here.


On average, there are more than twice as many men running in each constituency as there are women. However, this is the first ever general election where there is a female candidate contesting in every constituency. To check who is running in your constituency, click here.


Latest Tweets

We call on parties to nominate more female candidates to run for #SE2020 and for co-option to the more than 30 council seats left vacant by successful #GE2020 contestants who won Dáil seats.

While #GE2020 has been rightly described as a missed opportunity for gender equality in our political system, three constituencies returned #MoreWomen than men to the 33rd Dáil.

We can do better. We must do better.

Best wishes to all TDs entering the 33rd #Dáil today, with a special mention to the 36 women

Here's a % breakdown of the women TDs by party
@SocDems - 4 (67%)
@sinnfeinireland - 13 (35%)
@pb4p - 1 (33%)
@FineGael - 6 (17%)
@greenparty_ie - 2 (17%)
@fiannafailparty - 5 (13%)


ICYMI: New women in the Dáil, @neasa_neasa, @HollyLeahCairns, Norma Foley and @PaulineTully2 joined @TodaySOR to talk about life in politics and why it's important to have #MoreWomen represented.

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