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Delegation of the EP Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Quality visit Ireland, 29-30 November

The delegation visit takes place in the context of Ireland's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Members will visit Dublin on 29-30 November to meet Ministers, Members of the Dáil, Government Departments and NGOs active in the field of women's rights and gender equality.

Mikael GUSTAFSSON, Chair
Mikael GUSTAFSSON, Chair


Thursday, 29 November

9.15   Meeting with Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health, at the Department of Justice, Equality & Defence

13.00 Working lunch with Members of the Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, Houses of the Oireachtas,  Leinster House

14.45 Meeting at The Equality Authority, 3 Clonmel St, Dublin

16.00 Meeting at The Equality Tribunal, 3 Clonmel St, Dublin

17.15 Meeting with Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC)
          Venue:  European Parliament Information Office, 43 Molesworth Street, D 2

Friday, 30 November
Venue: European Parliament Information Office, 43 Molesworth Street,  Dublin 2

9.00-10.45   Joint meeting with representatives of non-governmental organisations working in the field of
                   gender equality (Open to press)
9.00    Meeting with National Women's Council of Ireland and SAFE Ireland
9.45    Meeting with Immigrant Council of Ireland (also covering the "Turn off the Red Light" campaign)
             Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

10.45-11.45  Panel discussion on Women in Politics (Open to Press)                  
With the participation of:

Senator Ivana Bacik (tbc)
Michelle O'Donnell Keating (Women for Election)
Fiona Buckley (50-50 Group)

Press opportunity

The meetings with NGOs working in the field of gender equality and the Panel discussion which are scheduled for Friday 30th November am in the European Parliament Information Office in Molesworth Street are open to the press.

If you wish to register for any of the Friday am events please call Catherine Bunyan, Press Officer on 086.855.94.23 or mail to

List of MEP delegation

Mr Mikael GUSTAFSSON, Chair (GUE/NGL, Sweden)

Ms Astrid LULLING (EPP, Luxembourg)

Ms Minodora CLIVETI (S&D, Romania)

Ms Silvana KOCH-MEHRIN (ALDE, Germany)

Ms Angelika WERTHMANN (ALDE, Austria)

Ms Marije CORNELISSEN (Greens/EFA, The Netherlands)