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Poll: Do you think we need more women in politics?

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female but gender quotas will be in place for the next General Election.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny surrounded by several female parliamentarians at Leinster House (File photo)
Taoiseach Enda Kenny surrounded by several female parliamentarians at Leinster House (File photo)
Image: Sasko Lazarov via Photocall Ireland

FIANNA FÁIL WILL hear from an expert in gender politics today ahead of gender quotas coming in for the 2016 General Election.

Political parties will be required to ensure that at least 30% of their candidates are women – any party that fails to reach the target will have its state funding cut by 50%.

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female with Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power describing Leinster House as a “really weird” place to work due to the lack of women.

So today we’re asking, Do you think we need more women in politics?


Poll Results:

We need more women in politics but gender quotas are unfair (1744)
Yes (1176)
No (767)
I don't care (538)




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