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Working Together- Issue Two

  Here in Women for Election we’re into our third week of working virtually – we have the wonderful luxury of being able to work from home during this crisis and we are working from our box rooms, kitchen tables and makeshift desks. We’re staying at home to help keep ourselves, our families, our friends, our neighbours […]

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Women for Election: Working Together

Each week, Women for Election will be releasing a weekly newsletter to stay connected with our WfE community and supporters. If you would like to receive our Working Together newsletter please sign up through the form at the bottom of the page. We will be including a recommends Read/Watch/Listen section- if you have any suggestions that you […]

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Working Together- Issue One

    To our WfE supporters and community, We are in a challenging, surreal time. We are facing our greatest crisis, and are doing so together (while socially distancing).  Throughout this crisis we are focused on our supporters, our team, and our work.   All of us in Women for Election, are thinking of those directly affected […]

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Notice of Cancellation of all Events

Women For Election are postponing all training sessions, fundraisers, events and meetings, as a precaution, until further notice. Women For Election staff have been working from home and we are discovering new ways of staying connected & making things happen remotely. The work goes on. We can be contacted by email on hello@womenforelection.ie   Because we’ve […]

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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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Onto the 3rd count now for 2 remaining seats on the NUI panel, after incumbent Ronan Mullen was elected on 1st count.
Watch live updates on http://www.nui.ie/elections/seanadelection2020/

After Count 1 for the #TCD panel, no one has reached the quota of 3,761. 2 candidates have been excluded.
Count 2 is happening now -
Watch live on https://www.tcd.ie/seanad/
#Seanad2020

Of the 16 Senators elected to #Seanad2020 so far, just 4 are women:
On the Cultural & Educational panel @lichamber (FF) is the only woman out of the 5 Senators.
That’s 1 fewer than in 2016.

Correction: With apologies to Rosaleen McDonagh who was actually the first Traveller Women to run for Seanad -

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