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#Gender Quotas

# gender-quotas - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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.

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# gender-quotas - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Nine of 17 State arts boards have hit gender balance quotas

The Government has set out a 40% balance as a goal.

# gender-quotas - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

# gender-quotas - Saturday 12 July, 2014

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

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

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...

Female CEO are more likely to be fired, according to a new report. Let’s look at the possible reasons for this finding.

# gender-quotas - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Fianna Fáil TD admits party is 'very disappointed' about lack of female candidates

Less than one in five of the party’s candidates in May’s elections are women.

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Column: Until imbalance is deliberately corrected, women won’t be attracted into politics

properly run quota system would encourage parties to go find the good female candidates; without obligation this won’t happen, writes John Verling.

# gender-quotas - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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

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.

# gender-quotas - Friday 28 February, 2014

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.

Quotas will never resolve the battle of the sexes. They’re regressive, counter-productive and a very short-sighted solution to gender representation, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the pay of senior HSE staff, two robberies in Dublin, and the possibility of power cuts.

Gender quota directive 'weakens' position of female politicians

Fine Gael’s Mairead Fernane said a woman has to want to get into politics and it is “pointless” to encourage them just to meet the quotas.

# gender-quotas - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Róisín Shortall resignation 'a wrong decision' - Jan O'Sullivan

The Minister of State also spoke about Minister Hogan’s Traveller letter controversy, why gender quotas are a positive thing, and why she’s not in politics for a career.

# gender-quotas - Friday 20 July, 2012

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas

The new Bill – which has been sent to President Higgins for signature – cuts party funding if they don’t balance genders.

# gender-quotas - Friday 29 June, 2012

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.

# gender-quotas - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone

These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?

# gender-quotas - Friday 23 March, 2012

Column: If we’re going to have gender quotas, why not quotas for everyone?

Dividing us along gender lines might be well-intentioned but it undermines the very principle of democracy, writes Simon Tuohy.

# gender-quotas - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Government stops independent Senators’ move to raise gender quotas

Independent senators had wanted new laws to require at least 40 per cent of candidates to be from either gender.

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Column: Women are still blatantly discriminated against in the office

All the figures show that women are paid and promoted less than their male colleagues. It’s time we took action, writes Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

# gender-quotas - Thursday 9 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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

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

# gender-quotas - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gender quota legislation goes before Seanad

The reforms – described as “groundbreaking” by Minister Phil Hogan – will also introduce new controls on political funding.

# gender-quotas - Saturday 21 January, 2012

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

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

# gender-quotas - Friday 20 January, 2012

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

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.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

Political scholar Claire McGing says a gender quota for elections is one step to balance – but meaningful change requires more than that.

# gender-quotas - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Column: Yes, gender quotas are controversial - but politics is not a level playing pitch

It will take around 370 years for Ireland to reach a 50:50 gender balance in politics – so gender quotas make sense, argue Claire McGing and Fiona Buckley.

# gender-quotas - Friday 16 December, 2011

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics

The conference, entitled How To Elect More Women, comes in the wake of this week’s legislation which will introduce gender quotas.

# gender-quotas - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Gender quotas bill welcomed by women's groups

The legislation will halve the funding for political parties if they don’t run at least 30 per cent of candidates of either gender.

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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

Yes, we need more women in politics – but gender quotas go against everything our democracy stands for, writes Labour TD Joanna Tuffy.

# gender-quotas - Monday 14 November, 2011

Bill enforcing gender quotas to be published within year - Gilmore

However, Labour’s Joanna Tuffy has said election quotas would be “anti-democratic” and “discriminatory”.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# gender-quotas - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Column: Women will make politics better – and quotas are the only way

Having more women in politics is the shake-up our system needs – but those who say we don’t need quotas are kidding themselves, writes Eoin Murray.

# gender-quotas - Thursday 18 August, 2011

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

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.

# gender-quotas - Saturday 28 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Parties face gender quotas or funding cuts, JP McManus to sue Facebook, and the kit Barack Obama left behind in Ireland…