"It interferes with your job": Holly Cairns on the abuse of women in politics

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"It interferes with your job": Holly Cairns on the abuse of women in politics

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Her - Holly Cairns

The Cork TD shared how she was left "absolutely terrified" after a stalker showed up at her home.

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns has spoken about her experience with a stalker, and the level of abuse women in politics receive.

Speaking on Virgin Media TV's The Groupchat, Cairns told Richard Chambers, Zara King and Gavan Reilly that if she had known what was coming her way, she might not have gotten into politics in the first place.

"If I knew what I was getting myself into, no, I would not have done it," she said. "I'm glad I didn't know? 100%. Because I don't regret it. But honestly had I known, probably no, I wouldn't have done it."

Cairns also spoke about her experience with a stalker, which left her "absolutely terrified". She shared how after the stalker showed up at her home multiple times, she had to install CCTV.

Click here to read the full article published by Her on 19 January 2023.

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