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# Covid-19
Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement
Around 14 people will sit on the new group which is due to be announced this week.
Around 14 people will sit on the new group, due to be announced this week, Christina Finn writes.
Government reportedly believes some 'fresh' thinking is required on group.
It is understood that Health Minister wants to ensure scientists are well represented and that there is a better gender balance.
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# Ambassadors
22 new Irish ambassadors and senior diplomats have been approved; 11 are women
Nine consuls general are also to be appointed in the UK, US, India, Canada and France.
# Local Elections
Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.
Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must
The Fine Gael TD is releasing a new Gender Balance Bill providing for gender quotas on boards and governing councils.
# gender balance
Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.
Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
Caitriona Gleeson of Women for Election says Ireland’s record of women entering politics is a matter of concern but this by-election is a step forward.
# gender balance
'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers
The National Women’s Council said the low number is a consequence of a failure to run enough women on electable seats.
# gender imbalance
Fine Gael has the lowest percentage of female candidates running in the election
At least 30% of a party’s candidates in general elections must be women.
# gender balance
First female examiner appointed a day after gender balance appeal by High Court judge
Sarah Jane O’Keefe was appointed in the Circuit Court in Trim.
# gender balance
Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve
A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men.
# gender balance
Joe Mulholland defends MacGill Summer School against 'male, pale and stale' accusations after sexism storm
The summer school is due to kick off this weekend.
# I'm out
'It's grotesque': Fintan O'Toole pulls out of MacGill Summer School event over gender balance controversy
O’Toole’s name had appeared on a solely male list of speakers for a panel discussion on gender stereotypes.
# gender balance
BBC seeks to achieve 50:50 split in male and female contributors by next year
A report on the broadcaster’s progress will be produced in a year’s time.
# Pay Gap
Five male BBC presenters agree to pay cut over equal pay revelations
The BBC published a list of its top-earners in July 2017, showing significant pay gaps between men and women.
# gender balance
Today FM announces Muireann O'Connell as host of new lunchtime programme
Before O’Connell, Today FM had no women hosting a show during its peak hours of 7am – 7pm.
# Hearing voices
Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'
The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.
Opinion: I want to stop women feeling like frauds in a corporate culture designed for our grandfathers
A co-founder of the Sunday Business Post, Aileen O’Toole learned some valuable lessons about operating in a male-dominated sector.
# Targets
Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.
# Women On Air
'You won't hear a woman's voice, and it's not acceptable': What are Irish radio stations doing about gender balance?
We asked the stations themselves – and the Minister for Communications.
# Forbes
Emma Stone is the world's highest-paid actress
Stone, who won the best actress Oscar for her role in La La Land, made $26 million in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June.
# any advice?
'It's the smart thing to do': Canadian PM gives Varadkar advice on gender balance
The Canadian PM has a gender-balanced Cabinet. Varadkar was criticised for not promoting more women.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important?
Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women.
Opinion: 'Gender matters Leo. To win elections you need women's support too'
Only in a sexist society would women be told that caring about representation at the highest levels of government is wrong, writes Lorraine Courtney.
# Girl Power
'Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he's not living up to them when it comes to gender balance'
Who runs the world… girls?
# Girl Power
Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.
# gender balance
New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women
When it’s between two candidates of equal merit, female candidates will be priorities.
# 30th government
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.
# edged out
Ireland found to be the second least ignorant nation... beaten out by these guys
We were beaten only by South Korea when it comes to how much we know about social realities.
# internal affairs
The majority of men are against gender quotas
As political parties try to ensure a third of their Dáil hopefuls are female, a new poll has some interesting findings.
# gender balance
These are the Irish radio shows most dominated by men
A new report paints a grim picture of gender balance in Irish media.
# internal affairs
Revealed: How and why Fine Gael needs to find at least five women
With all 40 selection conventions complete, party strategists are now deciding where to add candidates in order to comply with gender quotas.
# Women On Top
Women make up just 20% of those in the top civil service jobs
The civil service is trying to be gender balanced – but it’s got a long way to go.
# late debate
'Broadcasting isn't as bad as politics': Life behind the scenes at RTÉ
Keelin Shanley talks gender quotas and panel balance.
# gender balance
After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?
We asked backbencher Aine Collins.
# gender balance
Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders
The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.
# gender balance
"We need women, young women in particular, to realise how powerful they can be"
Gender imbalance isn’t good for society or business, Minister Aodhan Ó Riordáin says.
# Seanadigans
Here's how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles
Analysis: What should have been a routine filling of a Seanad vacancy has turned into a a bit of a mess for the government party.
# Your Say
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.
# In Balance
Nine of 17 State arts boards have hit gender balance quotas
The Government has set out a 40% balance as a goal.
# Girl Power
Women 'talent bank' to improve gender balance on state boards
Last year, female representation on state boards stood at 36.2%.