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Fianna Fáil is running the smallest percentage of female candidates of any of the parties, according to candidate study. Julien Behal/PA Wire

Women account for 15.2 per cent of all GE11 candidates: report

RTÉ reports that while number of women running for election this year is marginally up on last time, four constituencies have no female candidates.

A STUDY OF THE 566 CANDIDATES running in this year’s election shows that 86 women are running for seats, accounting for just over 15 per cent of all candidates.

Adam Maguire’s study shows that for every woman running for a Dáil seat, there are 5.6 men contesting the election, RTÉ reports.

The constituencies with the highest number of women running for office are Dublin South and Mayo, which each have five female candidates.

Four constituencies have no female candidates: Limerick, Cork South West, Kildare South and Roscommon-South Leitrim.

Maguire’s study says that Labour has the highest proportion of women candidates, with 26 per cent.  Fianna Fáil has the lowest percentage of female candidates at 14.6 per cent, and Fine Gael is second-last with just over 15 per cent.

Check out Adam Maguire’s study in detail on RTÉ.ie >