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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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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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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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Senator Conway-Walsh welcomes Women for Election crowd funding campaign to raise €50,000

• Rose Conway-Walsh says funds will subsidise training for 300 women running for election Senator Rose Conway-Walsh today welcomed Women for Election’s plan to raise €50,000 in an innovative crowdfunding campaign. Women for Election will use the funds to subsidise training 300 women to stand for election. Conway-Walsh, who took part in a Women for […]




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Women for Election calls on Fine Gael leadership candidates to commit to 50 per cent women in Cabinet

Women for  Election has called on the two Fine Gael leadership candidates to commit to a 50:50 gender balance in Cabinet if either chooses to appoint new members when elected leader. The Chairperson of Women for Election wrote last week to the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Housing, Planning […]




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Women for Election hit Washington

Guest Blog by Clare Duignan, @clare_duignan Could there be a more exciting time to visit Washington than in these first weeks of the administration of newly-elected US President Donald Trump? Having spent the days since his inauguration waking to RTÉ’s Cathríona Perry on Morning Ireland telling us what Mr. Trump had done overnight, following his […]




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Looking back on 2016

2016 has certainly been a year to remember with huge changes in national and international politics. Women for Election have been busy througout the year, training candidates and bringing politically minded women together. Below we look back at our work over the past twelve months. The Year in Politics On Wednesday December 14th we were […]




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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP joins Oireachtas Members for an inspiring Women for Election event

An Tánaiste France Fitzgerald and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP, with Women for Election Co-Founders Michelle O’Donnell Keating and Niamh Gallagher. Photo Credit Kinlan Photography To view all the pictures click here Women for Election are delighted to have facilitated a meeting between the First Minister of Scotland, the Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon MSP, […]




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INSPIRE Training With IMPACT Trade Union

On Saturday the 12th of November, Women for Election teamed up with IMPACT to run our INSPIRE Training Programme. The day aimed to prepare and encourage women in IMPACT to run for local, divisional and national committee elections within the Union. Forty women from across Ireland gathered in the IMPACT offices for the training, and […]




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Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards

Women for Election are delighted to have been honoured with the Women in Public Life award at Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards. Every year, Irish Tatler runs this event to highlight the achievement of Irish women in all walks of life, from politics to culture to business. Since 2012, Women for Election has […]




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