Ireland needs a lot more women elected as Local Councillors and TD’s. The pace of change over 103 years has been glacial. There were only 36 women (23%) elected to the Dail in 2020 – Ireland ranks 101st in the world for percentage of women elected to national government.
IT’S TIME FOR #MOREWOMEN
To achieve a 50/50 balance in local and national politics by the end of this decade a lot needs to change. To reach the stepping stone and tipping point of 30% there needs to be double the number of women running for the next elections, that means at least 1,000 women on the ticket for the local elections in 2024 (#LE2024) and at least 250 women running for the next Dail elections. The time for campaigning for 2024 ideally starts now.
So this is going to take a national effort with communities around Ireland encouraging and helping resource women to get on the ticket in winnable seats
Everyone can play a role from helping to find a candidate, to supporting your candidates campaign – there is always something you can do to help – or you can encourage friends, colleagues or your employer to donate money to help us grow our programmes to reach, inspire and support a lot more women to run for the next elections.