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# Women for Election

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# gender imbalance
Fine Gael has the lowest percentage of female candidates running in the election
At least 30% of a party’s candidates in general elections must be women.
# 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.
# Fine Gael National Conference
Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.
# 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.
Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'
Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.
# Women for Election
Here's what Irish political parties are doing to encourage women to run in next election
Women for Election is launching a fundraiser, it says the rise of women in the last election could mean that people will now ‘rest on their laurels’.
Getting more women in the Dáil can't be a once off thing, such progress must continue
In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.
'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics
Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.
# what women want
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.
# Budget banter
This is what happened when Joan, Mary Lou and Lucinda debated the Budget
Some of the country’s most prominent female politicians gathered to debate the Budget in Dublin this morning.
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.
# Women in Politics
Number of women running in next election already exceeds 2011 levels
So far 89 women have confirmed candidacy – and we don’t even know when they election will be yet.
# budget review
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.
# oh baby
What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?
Spoiler: She’s not a fan.
# Women for Election
Number of women sitting on local councils jumps by 30 per cent
Fianna Fáil has the lowest proportion with just 14 per cent of their elected councillors being women.
# Girl Power
Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections
If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.
# Immigration Reform
Obama will continue to be 'a strong ally' of Ireland - Jen O’Malley Dillon
President Obama’s former deputy campaign manager said politics was a difficult career regardless of your gender.
# Girl Power
Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women
From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.
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.
# Women in Politics
Women of the west urged to take first step into political life
The Women for Election Galway Inspire event kicked off this morning.