Join us at our annual Summer School in Facebook Dublin!

Women for Election will be holding our annual Summer School on June 30th in Facebook Dublin. Building on the success of our summer school in Google last year, this year we’re bringing female politicians, campaigners and activists together to share our stories of campaigning online. The day will start with a panel of female politicians, […]

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INSPIRE Across the Border 2016

We were delighted to partner with the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation for this year’s INSPIRE Across the Border programme, with support for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The challenges facing women entering political life are not unique to any one community; this was clearly seen at Cross-Border Inspire trainings this May, […]

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Feeling inspired after general and Assembly elections?

If you are feeling inspired after the recent general and Assembly elections, Women for Election have a great opportunity for you. In partnership with Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we are running three one-day INSPIRE programmes in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Cavan this May. […]

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Failure to meet 50:50 cabinet commitment increases urgency to promote female TDs in other key roles

  Tweet   After an unprecedented election for female representation, the Taoiseach’s failure to meet his commitment on a 50:50 cabinet only increases the urgency of promoting female TDs in other key roles according to Women for Election’s Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins. “This general election created unprecedented opportunity for women. The gender quota […]

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Congratulations to the fourteen female Senators of the 25th Seanad!

    All results are now in for the 25th Seanad elections, and there has been great success for female candidates. Fourteen women have been elected – an increase of three from the 24th session – resulting in 28.5% of the 49 seats available being female. Our EQUIP alumna Rose Conway Walsh experienced a resounding […]

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Seanad Elections: The Story from Day Two

The Seanad Éireann election is nearing an end, and we have seen some very positive gains for female representation in our upper house. In 2011 eleven women were voted onto the five panels and two university constituencies (this excludes the Taoiseach’s nominees); this figure has increased to fourteen for the 25th Seanad. A particular success […]

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Seanad Elections: The Story So Far

The count for the Seanad Éireann election is ongoing, but already there has been great success for female candidates. Seven women have so far been elected to the 25th Seanad on the Labour, Agriculture, and Culture and Education panels. Our EQUIP alumna Rose Conway Walsh had a decisive victory, topping the poll for Sinn Féin […]

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Seanad 2016 Elections

The dust has yet to settle from February’s Dáil election, but another contest is in full swing for the second house of the Oireachtas. Voting has already commenced for the five panels and two constituencies of Seanad Eireann, with ballots being cast over the next three weeks. Forty-four female candidates are running for seats across […]

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Women for Election call on parties to co-opt women to council seats as they publish their Report Card on GE16

Women for Election are celebrating International Women’s Day with the publication of their Report Card on GE16 and have called on the political parties to take the opportunity to further increase women in representative politics by co-opting them on to councils around the country. According to Women for Election’s Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne […]

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Record number of votes cast for women as 35 female TDs enter 32nd Dáil

Tweet The percentage of women in the 32nd Dáil will hit a record high according to the Director of Operations and Campaigns for Women for Election, Suzanne Collins as 35 women were elected in GE16. Speaking about the result, Suzanne Collins said, “The general election in 2011 saw 25 women elected. They were joined by […]

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