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Donegal activist becomes first female Traveller elected to Oireachtas 2 weeks ago

Donegal activist becomes first female Traveller elected to Oireachtas

Donegal-based activist Eileen Flynn has become the first member of the Travelling community to be elected to the Oireachtas.

Ms Flynn was appointed to the Seanad on Saturday following nomination to …
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New mayor of Donegal hopes to inspire greater gender balance in council 4 weeks ago

New mayor of Donegal hopes to inspire greater gender balance in council

Buncrana Councillor Rena Donaghey has shared her hopes that her election as Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council will set an example to more women with an interest in politics. 

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New document brings Donegal women’s issues to the fore 4 months ago

New document brings Donegal women’s issues to the fore

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A new document has been launched to highlight major issued affecting women in Donegal today.

The ‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ report was compiled by a group of five local activists …
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‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ document aims to prompt change 5 months ago

‘Empowering Women in Donegal’ document aims to prompt change

A new report will be launched this Friday exploring women’s experiences of life in Donegal.

The document was created as a result of the “Empowering Women in Donegal” initiative, …
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Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann 6 months ago

Opinion: Donegal women haven’t been truly represented in Dáil Éireann

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Ahead of Election 2020, Dungloe barrister David Greene has expressed his disappointment that just one female is running out of 12 candidates.

David Greene

Letterkenny activist Mary T Sweeney has been …
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Election 2020: A chance to see more women elected to the Dáil 6 months ago

Election 2020: A chance to see more women elected to the Dáil

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With the General Election called for the 8th of February, Women For Election is urging all parties to aim for at least a 40% gender balance amongst their candidates.


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Women in politics event pinpoints a need for change 1 year ago

Women in politics event pinpoints a need for change

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Many women gathered at the Donegal County Museum on Thursday the 13th of June to celebrate the role of women in over 120 years of local government.

The event, hosted …
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‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections 1 year ago

‘Women for Election’ calls for gender quotas for local elections

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The national ‘Women for Election’ group has said that this year’s local election was a missed opportunity for greater progress in the representation of women in local government.

While there …
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Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics 1 year ago

Donegal event to celebrate women’s role in local politics

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A special event will be held in Donegal County Museum on 13th June reflecting on the role of women in local government over the past 120 years.

After the 2019 …
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Is four out of 37 councillors enough to represent Donegal women? 1 year ago

Is four out of 37 councillors enough to represent Donegal women?

The dust is settled on the 2019 Local Elections and Donegal has a new council.

There are a few new faces and change-ups among councillors. But as focus turns more …
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Shining a spotlight on 100 years of trailblazing women 1 year ago

Shining a spotlight on 100 years of trailblazing women

Donegal County Museum has today opened an innovative pop-up exhibition charting ‘100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018’.

The exhibition is sure to intrigue, shock and inspire …
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Action needed over frightening increase of sexual violence in Donegal, says Thoiba Ahmed 1 year ago

Action needed over frightening increase of sexual violence in Donegal, says Thoiba Ahmed

Ms Ahmed, who is running for a council seat in Letterkenny, said awareness of sexual violence and education must be consistent and supported by the government.

Her calls come as …
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Meet the four Donegal women aiming to bring new voices to local council 1 year ago

Meet the four Donegal women aiming to bring new voices to local council

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Eimer Friel, Bernie Moran, Evelyn Sweeney and Michelle McKenna have all been confirmed as candidates across four electoral areas in the local elections this May.

The four dynamic women, who …
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Donegal has the lowest female representation in council – report 1 year ago

Donegal has the lowest female representation in council – report

Donegal has been revealed to have the highest level of gender imbalance in local council.

A new CSO report found that 8.1% of Donegal County Councillors are female. This represents …
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Sinéad Stewart aims to make women’s voices heard in local council 1 year ago

Sinéad Stewart aims to make women’s voices heard in local council

Inishowen native Sinéad Stewart has announced that she will be running for election this May.

Stewart, who is from Burnfoot and lives in Buncrana, has been endorsed by Thomas Pringle …
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