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#Women for Election

From TheJournal.ie 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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections Women For Election

Mixed reaction to step back from gender quotas for local elections

Political parties that run at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections will get funding for an equality officer.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election' Women For Election

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election Women For Election

Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election

Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.

From TheJournal.ie Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue Opinion

Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue

In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie 'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Will Enda keep his promise to women? What Women Want

Will Enda keep his promise to women?

Women for Election want the Taoiseach and other party leaders to commit to more gender balance in the next Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget Budget Banter

This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget

Some of the country’s most prominent female politicians gathered to debate the Budget in Dublin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Getting women on the ticket is great, but having them win seats is what matters most Opinion

Getting women on the ticket is great, but having them win seats is what matters most

There are more women registered to run in the next election than in the entirety of the 2011 campaign, but winning seats is the barometer for success writes Suzanne Collins.

From TheJournal.ie Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels Women In Politics

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget? Budget Review

Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget?

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs? Oh Baby
From TheJournal.ie Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent Women For Election

Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent

Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections Girl Power

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections

If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Obama will continue to be 'a strong ally' of Ireland - Jen O’Malley Dillon Immigration Reform

Obama will continue to be 'a strong ally' of Ireland - Jen O’Malley Dillon

President Obama’s former deputy campaign manager said politics was a difficult career regardless of your gender.

From TheJournal.ie Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women Girl Power

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected? Opinion

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?

The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.

From TheJournal.ie 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.