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#Gender Quotas

# gender-quotas - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine
# Abuse
# Abuse

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Mar 4th 2015, 8:05 PM 26,193 Views 85 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

# gender-quotas - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Can Fianna Fáil entice more women by holding bootcamps?*
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Can Fianna Fáil entice more women by holding bootcamps?*

Feb 14th 2015, 3:00 PM 9,348 Views 67 Comments

*No, not the muscle kind.

# gender-quotas - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Who are the 30%ers?
# What's Diversity?
# What's Diversity?

Who are the 30%ers?

Jan 22nd 2015, 5:59 PM 14,387 Views 36 Comments

A new movement is pushing for gender balance in the corporate world.

# gender-quotas - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 16th 2014, 10:55 AM 8,949 Views 17 Comments

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 Politics
# Gender Politics

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

Sep 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,021 Views 60 Comments

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
# In Balance
# In Balance

Nine of 17 State arts boards have hit gender balance quotas

Aug 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 5,606 Views 29 Comments

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
# Geography Over Gender
# Geography Over Gender

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

Jul 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,642 Views 49 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

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

Jul 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,345 Views 64 Comments

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 ...
# Business
# Business

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

Apr 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 54 Views 37 Comments

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
# Where Are All The Women?
# Where Are All The Women?

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

Mar 19th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,854 Views 50 Comments

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
# Quotas
# Quotas

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

Mar 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 26 Views 57 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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 480 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.

# gender-quotas - Friday 28 February, 2014

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.
# No Laughing Matter
# No Laughing Matter

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

Feb 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 247 Views 68 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Nov 19th 2013, 10:15 PM 18,257 Views 8 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quota directive 'weakens' position of female politicians

Nov 19th 2013, 1:45 PM 8,096 Views 106 Comments

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
# Roisin Shortall
# Roisin Shortall

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

Mar 16th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,456 Views 27 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas

Jul 20th 2012, 5:02 PM 5,992 Views 79 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 19 Views 20 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 351 Views 350 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 471 Views 73 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Government stops independent Senators’ move to raise gender quotas

Mar 15th 2012, 2:01 PM 1,818 Views 40 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Women are still blatantly discriminated against in the office

Mar 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 433 Views 159 Comments

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

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

'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 - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gender quota legislation goes before Seanad
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quota legislation goes before Seanad

Feb 2nd 2012, 9:15 PM 3,767 Views 46 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Jan 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 2,904 Views 32 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Jan 20th 2012, 5:56 PM 5,971 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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

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

Jan 20th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,908 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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There ARE barriers to women participating in politics

Jan 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,104 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 - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 28th 2011, 8:45 AM 854 Views 114 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Major government conference aims to attract more women into politics

Dec 16th 2011, 3:50 PM 1,266 Views 21 Comments

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
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quotas bill welcomed by women's groups

Dec 14th 2011, 9:56 PM 3,644 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.

# gender-quotas - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:30 AM 7,637 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.

# gender-quotas - Monday 14 November, 2011

Bill enforcing gender quotas to be published within year - Gilmore
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Bill enforcing gender quotas to be published within year - Gilmore

Nov 14th 2011, 10:39 AM 794 Views 26 Comments

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

# gender-quotas - Saturday 12 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 12th 2011, 6:53 PM 227 Views 130 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

Aug 18th 2011, 6:12 PM 952 Views 14 Comments

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