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# Gender Quotas

Last year
Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?
Some experts say that its success in addressing wider gender imbalances in business may be limited.
All time
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.
'The pace of change is too slow': Calls for 40% gender quota in boardrooms
Fewer than one in five board members in Ireland are women.
Lise Hand: We might get a female taoiseach but gender balance stays stubbornly skewed
Ireland had six crucial decades when the nation was being shaped where women were absent from the top table of government. But what now?, asks Lise Hand.
Fianna Fáil member wins right to take case over Ireland's gender quota laws
Brian Mohan was granted leave today by the Supreme Court to pursue a challenge against the laws.
Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles
Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.
Poll: Are female-only professorial posts a good idea?
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said she is expecting a backlash.
Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'
The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.
Poll: Do you think gender quotas for TV and radio presenters are a good idea?
Is it necessary to introduce gender quotas to increase the number of female presenters?
'Quotas only come in when every other avenue has been examined and found lacking'
Clare Balding was in Dublin earlier this week speaking about gender diversity in working organisations.
'There needs to be a change in mindset in how we view the role of women in sport'
Minister Patrick O’Donovan says his Department has offered mediation in an attempt to find a resolution in the row between the women’s national team and the FAI.
Minister Shane Ross voices disagreement with gender quotas
Gender quotas are expected to be introduced next year.
Opinion: Gender quotas are not the answer to the lack of female representation on sports bodies
Gender quotas do not offer a sustainable solution to a long-term issue, writes Sinead Farrell.
Women's sport has come a long way, but there's still about a century to go
“Even tectonic plates need a little shove,” writes Tommy Martin as he looks at the government’s gender quota proposals
Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?
Two commentators debate the use of quotas to increase the number of women on our sporting boards.
Sports bodies to be fined if their boards don't comply with new gender quota rules
Groups will have 2-3 years to implement the new rules.
Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers
New figures show that Ireland has one of the widest gender gaps among teachers at primary and post-primary level in Europe
Swedish companies will be fined if they don't have enough women on their boards
Companies whose shares are 100% owned by the state are also concerned.
Mandatory gender quotas recommended for NUI Galway
The Gender Equality Taskforce is due to present its final report next month.
'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'
The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.
"I genuinely think what I'm doing is right" - gender quotas appeal heading for Supreme Court
Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan is to take his legal challenge against gender quotas to the Supreme Court after his initial action was rejected today.
Perry's Christmas miracle leaves Fine Gael needing at least two more women
The party’s gender quota percentage took a hit with the addition of John Perry yesterday.
The members won't like it, but Fianna Fáil is sticking with its Longford candidate
The party’s ard comhairle has rejected efforts to run
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.
Chaos turns to 'sham' for Fianna Fáil in Longford
An unofficial selection convention is taking place in the Longford Arms Hotel tonight.
Poll: Are political gender quotas a good idea?
What do you think?
Fine Gael still needs more women
The party still has work to do in order to comply with new gender quota rules.
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.
This Fianna Fáil member is challenging gender quotas in court
Brian Mohan said he had initiated legal proceedings challenging the constitutionality of gender quota legislation.
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.
'Gender havoc' in Cork East as daughter of ex-TD to fly home for election
Barbara Ahern, the daughter of ex-Fianna Fáil TD Michael Ahern, is set to be added to the party ticket in Cork East.
Why is Bertie really really very worried?
The former taoiseach isn’t confident about Sunday.
Women only: Fianna Fáil issues a controversial order to Dublin members
Two controversial gender directives have been issued today.
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.
7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe
“Rein her in there”.
Did Fine Gael shaft women in Louth last night?
The party insisted today it was “strongly committed” to increasing the number of female TDs in the next Dáil.
'Male, pale and stale - why gender quotas are not enough to change that'
Ever heard of the 5 Cs of women in politics? Kathryn Reilly has – and they are massive hurdles.
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.
Richard Bruton shocker shows why Fine Gael is going about gender quotas all wrong
Analysis: Directives from Fine Gael headquarters are angering ordinary members.