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International Women's Day 2016 - Women in Politics, 7 March 2016


To mark this year's International Women's Day, the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland is linking up with the National Women's Council of Ireland to jointly host an event with MEP Lynn Boylan evaluating the outcome of the Irish general election and the extent to which the candidate quota has contributed to the presence of women in the National Parliament.  We are delighted to announce that Maria Walsh, former Rose of Tralee will be chairing the event which takes place on Monday 7th March at the IFI, Dublin.  To register, email or tel. 01-6057900.

New women members of Parliament will share their campaign experiences and how they intend contributing to the new Parliament in furthering equality for women.

Date: 7 March 2016, 11.00 am-1.00 pm

Venue: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2.



10.45 Registration

11.15 Welcome Orla O'Connor, Director, NWCI

11.25 Chair Maria Walsh, Introduction

Question & Answer Session with:

Lynn Boylan, MEP, Sinn Féin

Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil

Ivana Bacik, Labour

Joan Collins, Independent

Kate O'Connell, Fine Gael

Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats

12.30 Questions & Answers with the audience

12.55 Conclusion: Louise Glennon, NWCI

EP Committee on Women's Rights and Gender EqualityEP studies on Women in PoliticsEP studies on gender equalityPublication on Women in the European Parliament - 8 March 2016View Photo Gallery on our Flickr page

Media coverage of our event with National Women's Council marking International Women's Day 2016

Irish TimesIrish ExaminerIrish Independent