The Local Election 2019 saw a record number of women elected to Councils across Ireland. But they still only represent a quarter of all Councillors. Read more in our analysis of the election results.

You can find a complete list of all the women who ran in the Local Election 2019 here.

In a series of interviews with sitting Councillors from across Ireland, we take a closer look at the role of a local Councillor, the difference it makes having women represented on the council and why we need to run and elect more women.

Watch below and get involved in the conversation using #MoreWomen.

Why do we need more women in politics?

What difference does it make having
#MoreWomen on the Council?

What is life like as a women in politics 
in Ireland?

What was it like running your first campaign?

What has been your greatest achievement 
in politics?

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"I can see women rising everywhere around me, climate strikes, Repeal campaign, women4election - this matters because democratic life needs to represent us for our voices to be heard in all areas - I cannot wait to see the first female Minister for Finance" - @DeirdreMortell

Just men on walls here in @Europarl_EN

Where are the #womenonwalls ?

Really looking forward to contributing to this training on #SDGs for women councilors on Saturday! Strongly encourage those from all parties & none to register - the SDGs are an important tool & frame - A great way to link local decisions with global best practice! https://t.co/TQ9DVPtobO

Nice to see Ireland in the top 10 on the #EIGEIndex. Sadly our politics score let us down at only 44.1 - our lowest score across all the areas covered. We might have made progress in the last few years but we still need a lot #morewomen in Irish politics https://t.co/0JpZspbsEi

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