Crucial year ahead for women in politics – get ready to run!

Speaking at a panel discussion in Dublin this week, Women for Election founder and Board member Niamh Gallagher said 2018 will be a crucial year for resetting the gender balance in Irish politics. She urged women to use the year in which we will mark 100 years of female suffrage, to get ready to run […]




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Women for Election wins international gender equality award

This evening the Irish not-for-profit organisation Women for Election was awarded the 2017 Gender Equality Award at the International Electoral Affairs Symposium and Awards Ceremony in Jordan. The Award was made by the European Centre for Electoral Support and the ICPS (International Centre for Parliamentary Studies).




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Women for Election calls on Taoiseach to consider gender balance in Cabinet

Women for Election has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to consider gender balance when appointing a new Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.




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We’re Hiring!

Women for Election is looking for a dynamic, goal focussed CEO to lead our organisation and achieve our mission of increasing the number of women in elected office. 2018 is a critical year for us, with the local and European elections scheduled for May 2019. The role focuses on preparing for the next election cycle […]




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Women for Election asks Taoiseach for matching funding

• Innovative crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to train #MoreWomen to run for election Women for Election is calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to provide matching government funds after its successful crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to subsidise training 300 women ahead of the 2019 local elections. Women for Election Chairperson Michelle O’Donnell Keating this week wrote […]




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Red Dog backs Women for Election’s €50,000 crowdfunding campaign

Vibrant visual campaign raises €32,000 by half-way stage Proceeds will help train #MoreWomen to get elected Creative agency Red Dog’s vibrant work has helped Women for Election raise almost €32,000 at the half-way stage of its ambitious crowdfunding campaign. Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher said the design had also raised awareness of the organisation’s […]




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Mayo woman leads €50,000 crowdfunding campaign

Innovative campaign raises €30,000 in its first week Funds will subsidise training #MoreWomen to run for election Financial expert Caroline Kirrane is spearheading an innovative crowdfunding campaign which aims to raise €50,000 for Women for Election. Women for Election will use the funds to subsidise training 300 women to stand for election. The Claremorris-born woman, […]




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Cork County Councillor welcomes Women for Election crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000

• Councillor Deirdre Forde says funds will subsidise training for 300 women running for election Ballincollig-Carrigaline Councillor Deirdre Forde today welcomed Women for Election’s plan to raise €50,000 in an innovative crowdfunding campaign. The funds will be used to subsidise training for about 300 women running for election. Forde, who took part in a Women […]




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Wicklow Councillor welcomes Women for Election crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000

• Councillor Jennifer Whitmore says funds will subsidise training for 300 women running for election Greystones Councillor Jennifer Whitmore today welcomed Women for Election’s plan to raise €50,000 in an innovative crowdfunding campaign. The funds will be used to subsidise training for about 300 women running in the local elections in 2019 and in the […]




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More Women Need to Get Ready to Run for Election

By Michelle O’Donnell Keating Women are increasingly visible in senior positions in Irish life. The Tánaiste is a woman, the Chief Justice is a woman, the Director of Public Prosecutions is a woman, the Garda Commissioner is a woman, the Chief Executive Officer designate of the Bank of Ireland is a woman. And there are […]




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