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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Crucial year ahead for women in politics – get ready to run!

Speaking at a panel discussion in Dublin this week, Women for Election founder and Board member Niamh Gallagher said 2018 will be a crucial year for resetting the gender balance in Irish politics. She urged women to use the year in which we will mark 100 years of female suffrage, to get ready to run […]

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We’re Hiring!

Women for Election is looking for a dynamic, goal focussed CEO to lead our organisation and achieve our mission of increasing the number of women in elected office. 2018 is a critical year for us, with the local and European elections scheduled for May 2019. The role focuses on preparing for the next election cycle […]

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Women for Election asks Taoiseach for matching funding

• Innovative crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to train #MoreWomen to run for election Women for Election is calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to provide matching government funds after its successful crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to subsidise training 300 women ahead of the 2019 local elections. Women for Election Chairperson Michelle O’Donnell Keating this week wrote […]

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Red Dog backs Women for Election’s €50,000 crowdfunding campaign

Vibrant visual campaign raises €32,000 by half-way stage Proceeds will help train #MoreWomen to get elected Creative agency Red Dog’s vibrant work has helped Women for Election raise almost €32,000 at the half-way stage of its ambitious crowdfunding campaign. Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher said the design had also raised awareness of the organisation’s […]

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Mayo woman leads €50,000 crowdfunding campaign

Innovative campaign raises €30,000 in its first week Funds will subsidise training #MoreWomen to run for election Financial expert Caroline Kirrane is spearheading an innovative crowdfunding campaign which aims to raise €50,000 for Women for Election. Women for Election will use the funds to subsidise training 300 women to stand for election. The Claremorris-born woman, […]

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Latest Tweets

Welcome news about the first Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February 2020 (via @thejournal_ie) https://t.co/BGo7aPkJYS. The rate of change is far too slow currently. Looking forward to seeing the proposals put forward by the Assembly. #genderequality

It's appalling that the gains we're making for women in politics are being undermined & threatened by online abuse. Progress has been slow enough - more needs to be done to stop online platforms being used to undermine women politicians and democracy https://t.co/9i9XrR0fUr

Still places left on our 'Political Leadership for Sustainable Development' training! Senator @aliceeire will present on how the #SDGs can link local decisions to global best practice. Join us on Saturday https://t.co/b3cIeRyqlC. @IDEAIreland @Bridge47_

This is a worrying editorial approach to women in public life. The satire would have worked just as well without the heels and skirts, the point would still have been clear. Male politicians wouldn't have been portrayed in quite the same way.

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