Highest Number of Women in Ministerial Roles

The appointment of two more women to cabinet today marks a milestone in Irish public life with the highest number of women in senior ministerial positions ever. Ministers O’Sullivan and Humphreys join An Tánaiste Joan Burton and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, along with the Attorney General, Máire Whelan SC, in leading the most gender diverse […]

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Melanne Verveer speaks to Women for Election, TDs and Senators

On Friday 4th of July, Women for Election held a breakfast seminar with Melanne Verveer, US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues (2009-2013).  The breakfast was kindly hosted by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at Iveagh House, on his last day as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. Ambassador Verveer shared a lifetime of stories with assembled […]

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Dr. Kerry Healey Speaks to Young Female Leaders

On Thursday, June 26th, Women for Election and St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra hosted a roundtable discussion with female student leaders and Dr. Kerry Healey, former Lieutenant Governor to Mitt Romney and President of Babson College.   The roundtable focused on the role gender plays in society, particularly in politics and academia. Dr. Healey had a […]

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