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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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Want to see #MoreWomen elected? The next government should commit to:

1. Legislate for a quota system for local and Seanad elections.

2. Fund Women for Election to ensure we continue our vital work.

3. The Taoiseach should nominate diverse and expert women to the next Seanad.

#MoreWomen https://twitter.com/SamanthaJPower/status/1268991360343949312

The latest edition of our 'Working Together' newsletter is out now...

We've got info on upcoming training and events, as well our asks for the next Government to make sure we have #MoreWomen in political life.

Check it out here: https://womenforelection.ie/working-together-issue-twelve/

It can’t be just a co-incidence! I’m reminded of @SamanthaJPower words to @women4election supporters on this subject “no surprise women leaders often out-perform their male counterparts... it reflects the struggles many had to overcome to get to their positions “ https://twitter.com/women4election/status/1268812585601826817