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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The 2012 Electoral Amendment Act requires that each sex makes up at least 30% of a party's candidates.

Below is the effect of gender quotas on the 2016 General Election compared to the 2011 figures.

Thanks to @OireachtasNews for the great visuals #OireachtasLibrary

Interesting read on attempts to tackle sexism in Australian politics... We must challenge the gendered systems that have created barriers for women attempting to enter politics #MoreWomen

A fascinating interview with @MonicaBelfast, one of the two women who were involved in the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. She describes about how she fought for her seat at the negotiating table. #MoreWomen

A visual representation of the lack of diversity in world politics today- Despite making up over 50% of the population of Ireland, only 22% of TDs are women. We can not be an inclusive Ireland if all are not included #MoreWomen

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