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# 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.
# 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.
# lough foyle
A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit
Both Ireland and the UK claim Lough Foyle as their own – so what fishing rules will be implemented after Brexit?
# Brexit
Are fisheries the first casualty in a Brexit split between Ireland and the UK?
If the UK continues to lift the drawbridge on its waters, it could cause problems for Ireland.
# quotas
Ireland has agreed to accept more migrants than originally planned
It’s part of a new EU plan to tackle the Mediterranean refugee crisis.
# moooooo
Got milk? Ireland's cows will be giving us a LOT more of the white stuff
Fifty-two high-skill jobs are expected to be created over the five years.
# Milking it
Easy now - Farmers start breaking milk quotas before they're supposed to
The EU’s milk quota regime will end next March – but it seems farmers may have jumped the gun in anticipation of the change.
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.
# quotas
Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections
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
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.
# fish
EU agriculture ministers to hold first vote on fishing discards
A meeting chaired by Simon Coveney will form the first steps in ending the discarding of fish by the end of the decade,
# Fishing
EU and Norway sign agreement in fisheries negotiations
Minister Simon Coveney said the agreement would now allow fishermen and fish factories “to get on with their business in the normal way”.
# Fishing
Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas
Coveney said proposed cuts to quotas will have serious implications for Irish fishermen and jobs.
Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
# fish
EU deal means eventual ban on throwing back unwanted dead fish
A deal struck by ministers in the early hours of the morning will mean a phased approach to eliminating discards.
# Dairy
Minister 'disappointed' over likelihood of super levy fine for milk farmers
The Minister for Agriculture says that Irish milk producers may incur a super levy fine for the first time in several years as March is expected to be at 0.69 per cent above quota.
# Women in Politics
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.
# quotas
EU threatens gender quota on companies if they don't appoint more women to top jobs
Justice commissioner says publicly-listed companies should be aiming to fill 30 per cent of all board positions with women by 2015.