Released: 09 Feb 2020 While some constituencies are still counting, the percentage of women TDs is set to rise by just 1% from 2016. So far, 31 women and 102 men have been elected to the next Dáil. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “We are disappointed that the number of women […]

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Women For Election in the News

Women aren’t a minority group, we are more than half the population and political parties need to wake up to the fact that we need political leadership which represents us all.

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Women for Election 22/01/2020 Women For Election CEO Ciairín de Buis, says the election nomination figures reveal a missed opportunity for the next Dáil. “We urged all parties to aim for at least 40% women candidates on the ticket and most of them fell well short of the mark.” Ciairín de Buis continued “Fine Gael […]

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Are you interested in housing, health, education, climate change? Wondering what you, as a Councillor can do? Women for Election has joined with the Irish Development Education Association to provide this free training to elected and aspiring councillors, students or anyone with an interest in leading change in sustainable development:  Political Leadership for Sustainable Development […]

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In conversation with Samantha Power

We were honoured to welcome Ambassador Samantha Power to our offices last week during her book tour of Ireland to promote her memoir, The Education of an Idealist. Ambassador Power spoke about the need for more women in public life, particularly at local level, and left us more inspired than ever to keep campaigning for […]

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Communication and Events Executive Opportunity

Women for Election is seeking a passionate Communications and Events Executive to develop our message and help reach our goal of gender parity in Irish politics. This is a great opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic team looking to change the face of politics in Ireland. A key staff member, reporting to the […]

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Fundraising Executive Women for Election is seeking an energetic, dynamic Fundraising Executive with excellent communication skills and a strong network of contacts to help the organisation realise their ambitions and deliver a robust fundraising programme. Please download the job description pdf. Location: Women for Election, 36 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. Remote working is an option […]

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Event notice: Communicating Europe with Women for Election, Sligo, February 28th, 6pm

This event was made possible by the Communicating Europe Initiative. Date: 28th February, 2019 Time: 6pm to 8pm Location: The Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 NCA4 Google Maps Event: Join Women for Election in Sligo on the evening of February 28th for a panel discussion on Europe with MEP Marian Harkin, Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO of the Longford Women’s Link, Fiona Meehan of […]

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Latest Tweets

While #GE2020 has been rightly described as a missed opportunity for gender equality in our political system, three constituencies returned #MoreWomen than men to the 33rd Dáil.

We can do better. We must do better.

Best wishes to all TDs entering the 33rd #Dáil today, with a special mention to the 36 women

Here's a % breakdown of the women TDs by party
@SocDems - 4 (67%)
@sinnfeinireland - 13 (35%)
@pb4p - 1 (33%)
@FineGael - 6 (17%)
@greenparty_ie - 2 (17%)
@fiannafailparty - 5 (13%)

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ICYMI: New women in the Dáil, @neasa_neasa, @HollyLeahCairns, Norma Foley and @PaulineTully2 joined @TodaySOR to talk about life in politics and why it's important to have #MoreWomen represented.

https://t.co/k8rTR5gEAO

We're proud to have either worked with or trained 86% of the women elected to the 33rd Dáil.

But as #GE2020 highlighted, our work is far from done.

We will continue to encourage and support #MoreWomen until we see equal representation in our political system.

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