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#Women in Politics

# women-in-politics - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'
# Harassment Of Politicians
# Harassment Of Politicians

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'

May 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 57,176 Views 46 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East describes the highs and worrying lows of life as a woman in Irish politics.

# women-in-politics - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'It was misogynistic': Government leaders hit out at cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch
# Criticism
# Criticism

'It was misogynistic': Government leaders hit out at cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:55 PM 39,765 Views 56 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Green Party leader jointly condemned the drawing.

# women-in-politics - Monday 22 March, 2021

'A deeply sexist trope': Criticism of newspaper witch cartoon of Mary Lou McDonald
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

'A deeply sexist trope': Criticism of newspaper witch cartoon of Mary Lou McDonald

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 55,845 Views 107 Comments

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has said such depictions deter women from entering politics.

# women-in-politics - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Pregnancy, parenting and politics: 'It's not advisable to go on a campaign trail two weeks postpartum'

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,627 Views 3 Comments

This week saw the government announce Justice Helen McEntee will take six months of paid maternity leave, but the conversation has already turned to bigger questions.

# women-in-politics - Friday 24 July, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez criticises Republican congressman over 'f***ing bitch' comment
# Steps Of Congress
# Steps Of Congress

Ocasio-Cortez criticises Republican congressman over 'f***ing bitch' comment

Jul 24th 2020, 7:51 AM 50,337 Views 116 Comments

Ocasio-Cortez said Ted Yoho’s comments were symptomatic of a wider problem of attitudes towards women.

# women-in-politics - Saturday 15 February, 2020

General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality

Feb 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,822 Views 29 Comments

The assembly is meeting this weekend to begin a structured examination of gender and gender stereotyping in Ireland.

# 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
# Women For Election
# Women For Election

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

Mar 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 19,301 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the face of US politics - here's how

Jan 8th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,726 Views 3 Comments

She made history last week.

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

Substitutes for female politicians on maternity leave should be considered, says Taoiseach
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Sep 10th 2018, 4:11 PM 13,809 Views 68 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 19th 2018, 12:49 PM 2,534 Views 1 Comment

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:59 AM 21,256 Views 96 Comments

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
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

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

Jun 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,936 Views 81 Comments

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
# 30th Government
# 30th Government

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

May 7th 2016, 7:20 AM 15,357 Views 104 Comments

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?
# Mná Na HÉireann
# Mná Na HÉireann

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

Mar 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 48,864 Views 75 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 18th 2016, 5:00 PM 180 Views 74 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

Aug 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 14,395 Views 60 Comments

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?
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

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

May 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 11,315 Views 45 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 27th 2015, 8:00 AM 37 Views 51 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 16th 2014, 9:51 AM 8,627 Views 114 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

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

Jul 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,317 Views 64 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

May 16th 2014, 10:59 PM 48,607 Views 148 Comments

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
# Leader Of The Pack
# Leader Of The Pack

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

Mar 21st 2014, 10:57 PM 20,381 Views 183 Comments

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
# Quotas
# Quotas

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

Mar 10th 2014, 9:03 AM 9,429 Views 131 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Mar 5th 2014, 1:05 PM 426 Views 40 Comments

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
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

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

Mar 4th 2014, 6:00 AM 4,816 Views 39 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Feb 13th 2014, 7:30 PM 36 Views 13 Comments

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
# 1918
# 1918

Senator gathers all the ladies of Leinster House for photo shoot

Jan 25th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,998 Views 36 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 309 Views 56 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Clinton most admired woman in US for 17th time

Dec 31st 2012, 7:27 PM 6,079 Views 40 Comments

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
# Women In Politics

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

Jun 16th 2012, 3:51 PM 3,165 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

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

Feb 9th 2012, 4:26 PM 7,049 Views 15 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,897 Views 32 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Jan 20th 2012, 5:56 PM 5,959 Views 55 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Jan 20th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,900 Views 54 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics

Jan 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,074 Views 47 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quotas bill welcomed by women's groups

Dec 14th 2011, 9:56 PM 3,642 Views 85 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:30 AM 7,526 Views 58 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 12th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,501 Views 0 Comments

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
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy

Nov 9th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,576 Views 61 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

Aug 18th 2011, 6:12 PM 943 Views 14 Comments

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.

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