We created our Read/Watch/Listen recommends section as part of our Working Together Newsletter series, that began back in March. It was our way of staying connected with the Women for Election network. Many of you suggested some great books, and we have decided to compile them all in a handy list.

 

The Education of an Idealist by Ambassador Samantha Power

Bust by Dearbhail McDonald

Madam Politician: The Women at the Table of Irish Political Power by Martina Fitzgerald

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

Bust by Dearbhail McDonald

Notes to Self: Essays by Emilie Pines

Lost, Found, Remembered by Lyra McKee

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Constellations: Reflections from Life by Sinead Gleeson

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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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