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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 Equality
EP studies on Women in Politics
EP studies on gender equality
Publication on Women in the European Parliament - 8 March 2016
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Media coverage of our event with National Women's Council marking International Women's Day 2016

Irish Times
Irish Examiner
Irish Independent