We’ve compiled a guide to GE16 which takes you through how the gender quota has worked and provides details on the 163 women running across Ireland.
Read the guide here WFE Guide to GE2016
"For me, Women for Election is much more important than training for politics. It is allowing each of us participants to say out loud to one another why we are interested in becoming a politician…"Joan Geraghty, Mayo, Fianna Fail
"Not only did the day provide me with the confidence I needed to enter the political field but it also gave me all the tools and knowledge I would need in order to succeed."Mayor Darcy Lonergan, Dublin, Green Party
"…and after attending Women for Election’s INSPIRE event in July I have increased my practical knowledge, gained a support network and achieved clarity…"Fiona McCaffrey Jones, Monaghan, Fine Gael
"The INSPIRE Programme provided me with an opportunity to plan for the next election and to examine my effectiveness as a politician."Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh, Mayo Sinn Fein
WFE vision is creating and will continue to create positive change in Ireland. Michelle and Niamh are leading ambassadors in helping women break down the barriers to enter politics.Sinead Kane, Cork, Fine Gael