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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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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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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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Women for Election urges voters to #electwomen as percentage of women running in GE16 doubles

  Tweet As Women for Election launches their Guide to GE16, Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins is urging voters to look at the women running in their constituency and pick the female candidate who best reflects their politics and support them on polling day. “This General Election is historic and when compiling our […]




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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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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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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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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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