Women for Election & Twitter Encourage Candidates to Speak out from a #PositionOfStrength Ahead of GE 2016

Today, Friday, Feb 5th, Women for Election partnered with Twitter to host #PositionOfStrength at the  company’s EMEA HQ in Dublin. The global initiative from Twitter is aimed at empowering the voices of women online and encouraging them to speak out from a #PositionOfStrength online. Ahead of the 2016 Irish General Election, high-profile Twitter users such […]

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Numbers of women running increasing as election is called

With the general election campaign only one day old we have seen an expected increase in candidates declaring. The nominations close on Wednesday the 10th of February at 12pm so there is still time for candidates to declare. So far, Limerick County is the only constituency in the country with no women on the ballot. […]

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As GE16 is called Women for Election encourage action to #electwomen

          As the general election is called, Women for Election’s Director of Operations and Campaigns Suzanne Collins is encouraging action to elect women to the 32rd Dáil cautioning that female candidates will not get elected without practical help and support. “Women for Election are encouraging anyone who wants to see a […]

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Women for Election meet with Commissioner Phil Hogan

Women for Election met with European Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels this morning. Women for Election are an Irish non-partisan organisation that provide training, support and mentoring to women to encourage them to become more politically active. Commissioner Hogan was the Minister responsible for bringing in the gender quota for candidate selection legislation in Ireland in 2012, […]

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Female candidates for #GE16: The Picture So Far  

While it hasn’t yet been called, the general election is only a stone’s throw away and the statistics surrounding female candidates are very encouraging. A record number of women are set to contest this election, with 143 currently confirmed – a sharp contrast to 2011’s 86. Percentage-wise female candidates make up 30% of all candidates […]

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Founding Board member of Women for Election Jillian van Turnhout wins ‘Politician of the Year’ award

Women for Election are delighted to see founding Board member Jillian van Turnhout win Politician of the Year from the Tonight with Vincent Browne Show. Congratulating Senator van Turnhout on her win, the Chair of Women for Election Michelle O’Donnell Keating said, “Women for Election are delighted to see Senator Jillian van Turnhout’s work, commitment […]

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#womenincabinet highlights 15 female Ministers since 1919

Women for Election, the non-partisan not for profit group that work to support more women into politics is using the 15th of December to highlight the fact that only 15 women have ever served as cabinet Ministers according to the Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins. “It seems incredible that since the foundation of […]

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Women for Election call for commitments from party leaders in advance of GE16

Here at Women for Election as the year comes to a close, we are reflecting on what has been achieved and where we are going to go next. That’s why our Chair and co-founder Michelle O’Donnell Keating has written to party leaders calling for a commitment to five specific measures to support more women in […]

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Ask what you can do for candidates seeking election

Niamh Gallagher, Co-Founder Women for Election In my little world, democracy is thriving. In just two weeks, more than 10 friends have asked me how they can get involved in the upcoming election. Separately, at a professional dinner two weeks ago, the question that kept the table buzzing was how to get involved in the […]

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Women for Election win Social Entrepreneur of the Year at IMAGE Awards

Women for Election have been named the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year at the IMAGE Business Woman of the Year award 2015. Speaking at the awards ceremony on Monday evening, the Chair of Women for Election, Michelle O’Donnell Keating said, “My co-founder Niamh Gallagher and I were delighted to win the Social Entrepreneurs of the […]

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