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Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?

The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?

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WHILE DEBATING THE Protection of Life Bill in Leinster House over the past two weeks the behaviour of two male politicians raised some eyebrows.

The first, when Tom Barry TD grabbed colleague Áine Collins and sat her on his lap. The second, when Senator David Norris told Regina Doherty TD she was “talking through her fanny”.

Although Barry apologised and Norris withdrew his remarks, a lecturer in Politics at the University of Limerick, Maura Adshead, wrote in TheJournal.ie today that these instances show that sexism is “alive and well” at Leinister House.

But what do you think? Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?


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