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#Women for Election

# women-for-election - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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 - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

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 - Friday 22 March, 2019

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 - Thursday 30 August, 2018

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.

# women-for-election - Sunday 3 June, 2018

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 - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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’.

# women-for-election - Sunday 6 March, 2016

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.

# women-for-election - Thursday 18 February, 2016

'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.

# women-for-election - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

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.

# women-for-election - Friday 16 October, 2015

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.

# women-for-election - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

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-for-election - Monday 17 August, 2015

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.

# women-for-election - 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.

# women-for-election - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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.

# women-for-election - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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.

# women-for-election - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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.

# women-for-election - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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.

# women-for-election - 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.

# women-for-election - Saturday 16 June, 2012

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Women of the west urged to take first step into political life

The Women for Election Galway Inspire event kicked off this morning.