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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Burton describes Dáil as ‘a men’s club’, Ireland
Irish society continues to treat women as second-class citizens, according to a report dedicated to creating a more women-friendly Oireachtas. The A Parliament of all Talents: Building a Women-friendly Oireachtas report by the National Women’s...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women, Ireland
POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE been busy over recent weeks and months making selections for the upcoming local elections. Research from Women for Election shows that of the 1278 selections made already by political parties, just 24 per cent are women. Not...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Female educational attainment ‘not reflected in politics’ in Ireland
It is time that the percentage of Irish women attaining high levels of education is reflected in decision making roles in politics and business, the head of the EU Commission representation in Ireland told an event held in Dublin tonight. Barbara...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We need to encourage women to run for election - Sen. Averil Power, Ireland
In Ireland, the rate of female participation in politics is one of the lowest in Europe Just 15 per cent of Dail members are women, which ranks 5th in Europe, according to European Parliament figures collected after the general election in 2011. ...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Burton: Cabinet lacks key knowledge of issues due to shortage of female ministers, Ireland
The stark gender imbalance in cabinet means many ministers have little direct knowledge of policy issues they are discussing, the Cabinet’s most senior female minister has suggested. Joan Burton said that when issues such as children, care and “all...
Monday, March 11, 2013
President calls for more women in politics, Ireland
President Michael D Higgins said last night that the low level of women in the political world was of serious concern. Speaking at an event at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark International Women's Day, he said: "We must do much more to reform our...
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch seminar “Women and Political Decision-Making” in Ireland
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013. (Source: UN Women)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Assembly Debates Women In Politics
Under-representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly will be on the agenda during today’s debate. Sinn Féin wants a working group set up to address the issue as well as the broader impact of women’s marginalisation within politics....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Under-representation of Women in Politics To Be Debated at Stormont
Under-representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly will be on the agenda during today's debate. Sinn Fein wants a working group set up to address the issue as well as the broader impact of women`s marginalisation within politics. For...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ireland: Female Politicians Want Gender Quota
Having more women in politics should be more than an aspiration – their presence must be backed up by law, a Dáil sub-committee was told yesterday. Former Fine Gael minister for education Gemma Hussey told the Dáil sub-committee on Women’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ireland: Nothern Ireland - Women to Unite Over Political Inequality
Women from all the main parties are set to join forces next week - to demand an increase in females in the next Assembly. Yet only one in six candidates fighting it out for the 108 seats are women - a marginal drop compared to the last Stormont...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ireland: Parties will lose funding if they fail to fill gender quota
Political parties are going to have to start choosing a lot more female candidates if they want to retain the current €14m a year subsidy from the taxpayer. In what was described by one senior source as "a radical step", the Cabinet has...
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
IRELAND: Parliamentary Election
Ireland will hold parliamentary elections February 25th. Ireland has a bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas) consisting of the Senate (Seanad Éireann) with 60 seats and the House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann) with 166 seats. At stake in this...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Mary Robinson
“It intrigues me that women who have achieved high office are much more likely than their male counterparts to admit mistakes they have made or talk about problems they are encountering.” – Mary Robinson iKNOW Politics: You were the first woman...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Constitution Building Processes and Democratization
This study focuses on the activity of revising constitutions which reflects a changed perception of their importance and purposes. Changes start with constitution-making, whether as a form of negotiation or the consolidation of social victory or...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)
The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the national representative organization for women and women’s groups in Ireland. Its purpose is to achieve women’s equality in a society where women and men can participate effectively as citizens...