Sold out Women for Election training programme sends clear message to status quo: women are here and ready to run

Over 50 women attend first INSPIRE training programme in Dublin city centre to learn more about running for election. Images available from Gareth Chaney Today, Saturday 9th June and the anniversary of Lá na mBán, Women for Election held its first training day of 2018 in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin city centre. Women for Election […]

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Women for Election announces scholarship programme

UPDATE: We won’t be accepting applications after Monday August 27th. Due to the high number of applications we received over the past few months, we will try to reply to all applicants by August 31st. Women for Election is proud to open applications for our scholarship programme. Successful applicants will secure a free place on […]

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Alison Cowzer, Chairperson of Women for Election

Women for Election welcomes Alison Cowzer as new Chairperson

Alison Cowzer appointed chairperson of Women for Election. Women for Election wishes to extend a warm welcome to our new Chairperson, Alison Cowzer. Alison succeeds Michelle O’Donnell-Keating, one of our co-founders. Alison is a longtime supporter of Women for Election. In her role as Chairperson she will liaise with our CEO Ciairín de Buis in […]

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Book INSPIRE Training for Dublin and Cork in June

Women for Election opens booking for INSPIRE training courses in Dublin and Cork this June. After last year’s amazing crowdfunding campaign, Women for Election is pleased to announce we are taking bookings for our first two INSPIRE training programmes of 2018. Thanks to the incredible generosity of those who donated to the crowdfunding campaign, we […]

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Inspire Training Days coming up in Dublin, Cork and Galway

Interested in politics? Thinking about taking the next step? Join us on one of our Inspire training days! Update: We are taking bookings for our first training day in Dublin on June 9th and in Cork on June 23rd. Tickets are €199, excluding booking fee. We will be announcing more INSPIRE training dates in the coming weeks, including […]

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We’re Hiring a Communications and Events Executive!

We have 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 CEO, the Communications and Events Executive will grow and develop the profile of Women For Election and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and supporters of Women […]

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Happy International Women’s Day

We have a lot to celebrate this International Women’s Day as 2018 represents a historic opportunity to mark social progress towards gender equality and motivate us to achieve full equality. February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. This law gave women of property over the age of 30 the […]

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