We may or may not see more Irish women entering politics in Ireland as we head towards gender quotas for election candidates. I reckon I'll be appearing on a ballot paper next year for the local elections having spent the last two years dipping in and out of here to kinda prepare myself for the rough and tumble of politics.
Women make up 50% of the population but have never made up more than 14% of TDs. That really bothers me. If we see more women enter politics, I hope they won't be faced with the problems that women in the U.K. faced when elected to Westminster.
I believe I've met quite a few ladies on this site and I'm wondering if any of yee have thought about running?
Of course P.ie men are welcome to comment on this thread. But I'd rather it was left to explore e.g. how women who post here have felt they've been e.g. treated on this site or by members of political parties if they're active in politics, rather than a discussion beginning on the merit of e.g. gender quotas.
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