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#Women in Politics

# women-in-politics - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

# women-in-politics - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the face of US politics - here's how Women In Politics

# women-in-politics - Monday 10 September, 2018

Substitutes for female politicians on maternity leave should be considered, says Taoiseach

To do so in Ireland would require modification of our electoral system, said Leo Varadkar.

# women-in-politics - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge Barack Obama is urging women to get more involved in politics as 'men have been getting on my nerves' Bring Back Obama

Barack Obama is urging women to get more involved in politics as 'men have been getting on my nerves'

Reading the newspapers, Barack is scratching his head at men’s behaviour.

# women-in-politics - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator

The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.

# women-in-politics - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Despite a pledge by Enda Kenny, no increase in the number of female ministers

Campaigners have criticised the appointments, and called for progress in the selection of junior ministers.

# women-in-politics - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank?

A comprehensive analysis of the historic election of 35 women to the 32nd Dáil.

# women-in-politics - Thursday 18 February, 2016

'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics

Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.

# women-in-politics - Monday 17 August, 2015

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

So far 89 women have confirmed candidacy – and we don’t even know when they election will be yet.

# women-in-politics - Sunday 31 May, 2015

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# women-in-politics - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Whatever about What Averil Did Next, what about the future of the Soldiers of Destiny?

How will the party cope with the sudden loss of Averil Power – aka 50% of its female parliamentarians?

# women-in-politics - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Poll: Do you think we need more women in politics? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female, but are gender quotas the best way to increase this figure?

# women-in-politics - Friday 16 May, 2014

Local election candidate subjected to 'vile abuse' for being pregnant

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford says the abuse shows why women are discouraged from entering politics.

# women-in-politics - Friday 21 March, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald says she ‘has what it takes’ to be Sinn Féin’s next leader

She said to be in politics you need to have cop on and back bone – and she says both.

# women-in-politics - Monday 10 March, 2014

Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections

Mary Fitzpatrick says she wants to see “a real commitment to gender equality”.

# women-in-politics - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it's still a man’s world

Industry is leading the way in discovering the benefits of gender balanced boardrooms, and the business of politics should be no different, writes Emer Higgins.

# women-in-politics - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI

Maternity leave, working hours and acceptable behaviours are all things that need to be tackled, finds research.

# women-in-politics - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: For the first time, a woman is to be the mayor of Paris

The campaign race for Paris city hall has the city abuzz as – for the first time in the 2,000 year history of the capital – a female will be mayor, writes Natalie Tennyson.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Senator gathers all the ladies of Leinster House for photo shoot

The occasion will mark the 95th anniversary of the 1918 General Election – and Ivana Bacik hopes to have a majority of women in the chamber for the first time ever.

# women-in-politics - Friday 26 April, 2013

Column: More female voices are needed in Irish politics to tackle societal imbalances

Only when a large enough proportion of elected representatives are female will the challenges, interests and life experiences applicable to women properly gain a voice in Ireland, writes Fianna Fail Ard Fheis candidate Laura Reid.

# women-in-politics - Monday 31 December, 2012

Clinton most admired woman in US for 17th time

First Lady Michelle Obama came second to Clinton.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Women of the west urged to take first step into political life Women In Politics This post contains images

Women of the west urged to take first step into political life

The Women for Election Galway Inspire event kicked off this morning.

# women-in-politics - Thursday 9 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge 'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch Kathleen Lynch

'Brilliant blue eyes and dark red hair,' the New York Times on Kathleen Lynch

The esteemed American newspaper’s reference to Lynch’s hair colour is reminiscent of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s recent gaffe.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

# women-in-politics - Friday 20 January, 2012

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Speaking at a conference in Dublin this afternoon on how to elect more women, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore compared Leinster House to a boarding school for its lack of gender balance.

Irish system has failed to provide higher number of women TDs: Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told a women in politics conference about his personal sacrifices in pursing politics and discussed gender quotas.

Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics

Political scholar Claire McGing says a gender quota for elections is one step to balance – but meaningful change requires more than that.

# women-in-politics - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Gender quotas bill welcomed by women's groups

The legislation will halve the funding for political parties if they don’t run at least 30 per cent of candidates of either gender.

# women-in-politics - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Column: Gender quotas do women no favours – and undermine democracy

Yes, we need more women in politics – but gender quotas go against everything our democracy stands for, writes Labour TD Joanna Tuffy.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 12 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# women-in-politics - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy has objected to the ‘pigeonholing’ of women in the meeting to be held tonight.

# women-in-politics - Thursday 18 August, 2011

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 12 February, 2011

# women-in-politics - Thursday 23 September, 2010

In numbers: women in politics

How does Ireland compare with other EU countries for women in parliament?