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Working Together- Issue Fifteen

    We’re delighted that nearly 500 of you have joined us over the past while – since our Covid crisis began we’ve run training sessions on areas such as resilience, social media, and our political systems as well as hearing from politicians and public figures such as Ambassador Samantha Power, Ailbhe Smyth, Senators Lynn […]

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Working Together- Issue Fourteen

4 women….. Women for Election had called for a balanced cabinet, for political leadership, for the government to recognise that it is, after all, 2020. In response the government appointed 4 women to cabinet. 4 women. Since the foundation of the State a total of 22 women have served in cabinet. That’s not good enough. […]

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Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity…

Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity – Women for Election Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity Women for Election has said. Responding to the fact that there are only 4 women appointed as Senior Ministers (the same as the previous government) Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “It is disappointing that once […]

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Working Together- Issue Thirteen

128 days after the General Election we finally have a draft Programme for Government – after weeks of hard negotiations the three parties have put together a programme outlining the direction of travel they would like to see the country take over the next five years. It is now over to the party members of those 3 […]

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Women for Election has termed the Programme for Government “disppointingly vague”…

Women for Election has termed the Programme for Government “disappointingly vague” in its commitments to see more women elected to local government. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women  for Election said, “The Programme for Government was an opportunity to show the next government are serious about wanting to see more women running for election – […]

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Working Together- Issue Twelve

  Hope. I think we are beginning to feel a lot more hopeful. It looks like we might have ‘wintered this one out’ – at least for now, we are heading into the summer. As we’re moving into the next stage of this Covid-19 crisis, we’ve been looking back in Women for Election and what we have […]

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Working Together- Issue Eleven

As we move into the bank holiday weekend, it looks like the sun is going to be shining! And while the Covid crisis is far from over, it’s good to see us heading in the right direction. We’re very conscious as we’re delivering our training and online webinars and working with future politicians, that some […]

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Working Together- Issue Ten

  We were delighted Ambassador Samantha Power joined us to take part in our In Conversation With…series. Samantha spoke to journalist Dearbhail McDonald about everything from pandemics, presidential campaigns to the personal. Her take on global current affairs was, as always, insightful and I think many of us were strangely reassured that she too is in […]

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Working Together- Issue Nine

  On Wednesday morning a group of us were lucky enough to join a training session with  Pat Montague when he took us through the Irish political system, how it works (and doesn’t) and how it all fits together. As always, Pat delivered an informative and practical session covering the foundations of our political system. […]

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Working Together- Issue Eight

  We are delighted that the next guest for the hot seat in our In Conversation With series will be Ambassador Samantha Power. Ambassador Power is a journalist, writer, professor of law and has served as part of Former President Obama’s cabinet. She worked on the US National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior […]

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Beidh @ciairin ag caint faoin obair i WfE, torthaí toghcháin, agus saol Covid. #níosmóban

The blatant exclusion of women is farcical. Especially given that it is in fact, two women who hold the top political leadership positions in the North. #MoreWomen

"People would read only the headline and not the article. They'd make a comment such as, 'She hasn't a f**king clue'. Or that, 'She's as thick as a plank'"

Unfortunately @pippa_hackett's experience is not uncommon & stops many women from entering politics
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/greens-hackett-highlights-abuse-she-gets-online-as-female-politician-39416422.html

We are live with the Your Politics podcast with @HollyCairnsTD on how an absence of maternity leave for politician stops women going up for election. @rtenews https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1288836872278507521