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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Mná sa pholaitíocht in Éirinn le céad bliain is ábhar don chlár seo. Ná caill In Our Own Words anocht 21.30 ar #TG4. @women4election @MaryLouMcDonald @RachHBW @MGQ50 @ivanabacik

Dreadful, sad news that Noel Whelan has died. A great friend and supporter of Women for Election, a champion for equality. We, along with so many others, have lost a true friend. Our thoughts are with Sinéad, Séamus and all his loved ones.

Would you like to join a small, dynamic team that are fighting to change the face of Irish politics? We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications and Events Executive. Find out more on our website: https://t.co/xJiWqvSxqz Closing date: 18th July #MoreWomen #jobfairy

We are so grateful to the team at @hanovertweets for the hard work and planning that went in to last night- what a fantastic evening! Here’s to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in Irish politics and seeing #MoreWomen elected!

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