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Real change starts in the community: Tallaght/Clondalkin INFORM

Earlier this month Women for Election teamed up with Active Citizenship Together in hosting two half day workshops aimed at developing knowledge of the political system, particularly at local level, and to build community influence ahead of next year’s local elections. Sheilann Monaghan and Mary Clare Wallace of the South Dublin County Partnership brought together […]

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Galway: our featured county this week

So, let’s take a look at the situation in Galway city and county. The Local Area Boundary Committee Report has outlined the representational changes the area will undergo ahead of next year’s elections Currently, Galway city has 15 sitting elected representatives – this is due to increase to 18, one councillor for every 4,196 of […]

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Selection committees meeting nationally: A review

Important meetings are happening around the country every week at the moment and they are the selection committees for each of the Political Parties, who are selecting the candidates that will run for next years Local Elections.  Women for Election are keeping an eye on what has been going on and will be updating you […]

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Pop-Up Political Academy, Belfast

Women for Election were honoured to be in Stormont last week for the launch of Politics Plus’ Pop Up Political Academy – an introduction to politics for girls aged 16 to 18. Female MLA’s from each of the main political parties (Alliance, DUP, PUP, SDLP, Sinn Féin, as well as the newly founded NI21) spoke […]

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INSPIRE in September Sun

Autumn may be here, but Women for Election we were delighted to welcome 35 women from 10 counties to our latest INSPIRE programme in Dublin on a glorious sunny Saturday 28th September. With the Local Elections only 8 months away and selection conventions happening around the country the excitement around the room was palpable as […]

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Women for Election meet with Theresa Villiers MP and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

On September 23rd, supporters of Women for Election were honoured to attend lunch at the British Embassy in Dublin hosted by British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott. The Ambassador welcomed guest speaker Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers MP. More than twenty “Women for Election” – a mix of 2014 election candidates from all political […]

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Kilcar native Margaret Sweeney, Chairperson of Women for Election was delighted to accompany Niamh Gallagher Co-founder of Women for Election to this year’s MacGill Summer School. In her presentation Niamh explored what kind of a republic we are living in now highlighting the lack of women involved in politics. In addressing this topic Niamh could […]

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Women for Election ran its first political Summer Camp last week at the EU Parliament offices, Dublin. The team proudly welcomed friends made from training programmes INSPIRE, INFORM and EQUIP. The Women for Election Summer Camp 2013 was the first opportunity for all past participants to come together to hatch plans for the local elections […]

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Spirits were high and enthusiasm filled the air at the St John Bosco Youth Centre Drimnagh as women from the community arrived for the Women for Election INFORM Programme hosted by the Drimnagh Forum on Friday, 21 June 2013. The INFORM Programme is a half day practical workshop which is specifically designed for women who […]

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Flora Mini Marathon? We’d rather run the country!

The sun shone brightly as the team at Women for Election joined more than 40,000 women who ran in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday, 3 June 2013. Gasps and giggles followed after the unveiling of the very special slogan written on the tee-shirts proudly stating; We’d Rather Run The Country. The event was […]

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1. Legislate for a quota system for local and Seanad elections.

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3. The Taoiseach should nominate diverse and expert women to the next Seanad.

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The latest edition of our 'Working Together' newsletter is out now...

We've got info on upcoming training and events, as well our asks for the next Government to make sure we have #MoreWomen in political life.

Check it out here: https://womenforelection.ie/working-together-issue-twelve/

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