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Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?

Today on International Women’s Day, we want to know if you think this is the right approach.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny celebrates International Women's day with female Senators and TD'S in 2012.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny celebrates International Women's day with female Senators and TD'S in 2012.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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?


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