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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Welcome news about the first Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February 2020 (via @thejournal_ie) https://t.co/BGo7aPkJYS. The rate of change is far too slow currently. Looking forward to seeing the proposals put forward by the Assembly. #genderequality

It's appalling that the gains we're making for women in politics are being undermined & threatened by online abuse. Progress has been slow enough - more needs to be done to stop online platforms being used to undermine women politicians and democracy https://t.co/9i9XrR0fUr

Still places left on our 'Political Leadership for Sustainable Development' training! Senator @aliceeire will present on how the #SDGs can link local decisions to global best practice. Join us on Saturday https://t.co/b3cIeRyqlC. @IDEAIreland @Bridge47_

This is a worrying editorial approach to women in public life. The satire would have worked just as well without the heels and skirts, the point would still have been clear. Male politicians wouldn't have been portrayed in quite the same way.

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