Women for Election is advocating for a series of measures to help achieve a more family friendly and inclusive parliament. Download our submission Family Friendly and Inclusive Parliament Submission    

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Women for Election Welcomes Commitment to Ambitious Reform on Maternity and Paternity Leave

  For release:     March 11, 2021 Women for Election Welcomes Commitment to Ambitious Reform on Maternity and Paternity Leave Why wait for Citizens Assembly?, asks CEO of Women for Election Women for Election this afternoon welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach that the Government is committed to “ambitious reform” to deliver in the areas of […]

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Minister commits to providing maternity and paternity leave for politicians at Women for Election event

  For release:      Monday, March 1, 2021     Minister commits to providing maternity and paternity leave for politicians at Women for Election event   Peter Burke TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, this afternoon said that he is committed to overcoming Constitutional difficulties to ensure the provision of maternity […]

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January Newsletter

Happy New Year. I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well in these challenging times. I am delighted to be leading Women for Election into an exciting New Year as we celebrate 10 years since the idea to inform, inspire and equip #MoreWomen into politics was first developed by our co-founders Michelle and […]

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Women for Election Welcome Our New CEO…

  PRESS RELEASE Women for Election announce new CEO Women for Election is delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO Caitríona Gleeson to drive our mission to inspire, equip and support women to enter and succeed politics in Ireland.   Caitríona joins us from Safe Ireland, where she was centrally involved in driving […]

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Inspiring Women- Our Top Books

We created our Read/Watch/Listen recommends section as part of our Working Together Newsletter series, that began back in March. It was our way of staying connected with the Women for Election network. Many of you suggested some great books, and we have decided to compile them all in a handy list.   The Education of […]

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Working Together- October Issue

I hope you and yours have been keeping well. Welcome to the October installment of our Working Together Newsletter. We are in to a new training season here at Women for Election and we were delighted to have over 150 of you log on already this season. Margaret E. Ward kicked us off with a […]

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Inspiring Women- Our Top Movie Picks

As the evenings are growing shorter, we are all beginning to spend some more time indoors. Rather than spending half the evening trying to decide what to watch, why not choose from Women for Election‘s list of inspiring and empowering movies. Here’s our list of movies and documentaries featuring inspiring women: In Our Own Words– […]

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Exciting Job Opportunity with Women for Election

Ireland ranks in a disappointing 98th place* globally for the representation of women in national politics The % of female Dail deputies stands at only 23%. We’re looking for a dynamic, goal focused CEO to lead Women for Election and achieve our mission of increasing the number of women in elected office. Please find the […]

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Today @LimerickCouncil Women’s Caucus met with Minister for Local Government and Planning @peterburkefg. The Minister acknowledged Limerick as the first Council to establish a women’s caucus and we had the opportunity to raise many issues of relevance

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Join us on Wednesday at 6.30pm for what promises to be an interesting discussion with President of @sinnfeinireland, and Leader of the Opposition @MaryLouMcDonald. Hosted by the always brilliant, @alisonoconn.

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It's actually so gorgeous to be confronted with so many different women's faces on all the #DBS21 election posters