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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Parties are the gatekeepers and the drivers of change. Some women were very critical of party support. Overall, women were energised and motivated by canvassing - but again spoke of trying to organise childcare around canvassing and difficulties #womenbeyondthedáil

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