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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Day 4 of the GE16 results: 35 women have been elected to the 32nd Dáil

  Female Members of the 32nd Dáil Tweet Carlow Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion Sinn Féin Cavan Monaghan Heather Humphreys Fine Gael Niamh Smyth Fianna Fáil Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony Fianna Fáil Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Féin Maureen O’Sullivan Independent Dublin Bay North Denise Mitchell Sinn Féin Dublin Bay South Kate O’Connell Fine […]

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Historic increase in female TDs clear as counts remain underway

  Tweet   As the GE16 counts continue to come in, it is clear that there will be a historic increase in female representation in the 32nd Dáil. Currently, 32 women have been elected and with a number of tight races still underway, several female candidates remain in contention. So far there are 16 newly elected […]

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Time to #electwomen

  The campaign is over; the doors have been knocked; the leaflets dropped; the posters put up; the phonecalls made; the tweets tweeted. Now it’s time to get out and vote. We are urging everyone to really look at the women running in their constituencies (a full list with biogs can be found here) and […]

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Their campaign so far: EQUIP Alumni in GE16

Yesterday we posted a blog about two of our Alumni running in the General Election, Cllr. Carrie Smyth and Lorna Bogue. Today we talked to Cllr. Ann Norton, Independent candidate in the Clare constituency, Carol Hunt, Independent Alliance candidate for the Dun Laoghaire constituency and Anne Farrell, who is running for RENUA in Roscommon/Galway East. […]

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