Ireland's Prime Minister, Mr. Enda Kenny, declares his intention to constitute a parity government if he wins the elections
Ireland’s Prime Minister, or Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, has recently declared his intentions to constitute a parity government if he is to continue in power after the next elections. In his own words, ‘I would like to think that we could have an even split at cabinet level, 50-50 men and women, and I’ve said that before (…) About 40 per cent of appointments to different boards now are female, which is great, and obviously I have said on many occasions that would be an intention of mine’.
Currently female presence in Cabinet is reduced to only 27%, below the legal obligation to have at least 30% women candidates in the next elections. More information can be accessed following this link.