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Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
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Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 11:52 AM 19,128 Views 87 Comments

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.

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'
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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 57,312 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:55 PM 39,993 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 55,992 Views 107 Comments

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

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

Mar 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,657 Views 2 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.

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

Jul 24th 2020, 7:51 AM 50,353 Views 116 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,823 Views 29 Comments

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

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates
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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 19,303 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,757 Views 3 Comments

She made history last week.

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

Sep 10th 2018, 4:11 PM 13,811 Views 68 Comments

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

Barack Obama is urging women to get more involved in politics as 'men have been getting on my nerves'
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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 2,536 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:59 AM 21,263 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.

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

Jun 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,940 Views 81 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2016, 7:20 AM 15,370 Views 104 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 49,006 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Feb 18th 2016, 5:00 PM 188 Views 74 Comments

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

Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels
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Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels

Aug 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 14,399 Views 60 Comments

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

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

May 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 11,321 Views 45 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2015, 8:00 AM 46 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2014, 9:51 AM 8,630 Views 114 Comments

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

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

Jul 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,327 Views 64 Comments

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

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

May 16th 2014, 10:59 PM 48,611 Views 148 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2014, 10:57 PM 20,384 Views 183 Comments

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

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

Mar 10th 2014, 9:03 AM 9,431 Views 131 Comments

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

Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it's still a man’s world
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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 463 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.

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

Mar 4th 2014, 6:00 AM 4,818 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2014, 7:30 PM 37 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.

Senator gathers all the ladies of Leinster House for photo shoot
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Senator gathers all the ladies of Leinster House for photo shoot

Jan 25th 2014, 10:15 AM 9,005 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.

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

Apr 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 313 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.

Clinton most admired woman in US for 17th time
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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 of the west urged to take first step into political life
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Women of the west urged to take first step into political life

Jun 16th 2012, 3:51 PM 3,167 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2012, 4:26 PM 7,054 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,900 Views 32 Comments

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

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore
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Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Jan 20th 2012, 5:56 PM 5,967 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
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Irish system has failed to provide higher number of women TDs: Taoiseach

Jan 20th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,903 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
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Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics

Jan 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,082 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.

Gender quotas bill welcomed by women's groups
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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.

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

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:30 AM 7,569 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.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 12th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,503 Views 0 Comments

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

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy
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First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy

Nov 9th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,579 Views 61 Comments

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

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