THE MOST RECENT research from the Inter-Parliamentary Union shows that Ireland is in the bottom five countries in Europe in terms of female representation in parliament.
With a parliament consisting of just under 16% women, Ireland lags way behind Sweden which has the highest proportion at 45%.
The government has passed legislation that will see parties lose their Exchequer funding if females do not make up a minimum of 30% of their overall number of candidates at the next general election.
On International Women’s Day, we want to know if you think this is the right approach.
Today’s poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?