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New mayor of Donegal hopes to inspire greater gender balance in council 2 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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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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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

By  •  Politics

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 women invited to join local networking programme for public life 2 years ago

Donegal women invited to join local networking programme for public life

By  •  News

The first meeting of the ten Next Chapter hubs, the new civic empowerment initiative for women, will take place next week in Donegal. 

The first of the chapter meetings will …
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Local women invited to new cross-border project for politics and public life 2 years ago

Local women invited to new cross-border project for politics and public life

By  •  News

The Next Chapter is an exciting new project targeting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict.

The Next Chapter is a project for women in …
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MacGill adds more female panellists and topics for better equality 2 years ago

MacGill adds more female panellists and topics for better equality

By  •  News

Changes will be made to the 2018 programme of the MacGill Summer School in Glenties following this week’s controversy over gender imbalance.

The annual forum in Donegal came under fire …
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Local Leaders: What needs to change to get women to the top 2 years ago

Local Leaders: What needs to change to get women to the top

By  •  News

Leading women from the political, business and education sectors of Donegal joined a panel discussion at the Donegal County Museum ‘Vote for Change’ event on Thursday. The event examined women’s …
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Abortion Referendum: How Donegal’s TDs plan to vote 2 years ago

Abortion Referendum: How Donegal’s TDs plan to vote

By  •  News

Two national surveys have taken place this week asking Ireland’s TDs and Senators about how they plan to vote in the abortion referendum.

The Irish Times asked the clear question …
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Jenny Pearson-Millar’s new journey into politics 3 years ago

Jenny Pearson-Millar’s new journey into politics

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Jennifer Pearson-Millar is about the begin a new adventure after being voted in as a Councillor of Lac-Supérieur, an idyllic ski resort in Quebec.

The St. Johnston native has called …
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One week until deadline for Electoral Register 3 years ago

One week until deadline for Electoral Register

By  •  News

Being registered to vote means that you can participate in deciding who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level.

If you have not yet …
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It’s time we had #MoreWomen in Irish politics 3 years ago

It’s time we had #MoreWomen in Irish politics

By  •  News

New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has faced criticism for his male-dominated government. Since becoming Taoiseach, Varadkar had thirty four positions to fill. Only seven of these were filled by women.

At …
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Citizens’ Assembly recommend that termination should be allowed in the case of rape 3 years ago

Citizens’ Assembly recommend that termination should be allowed in the case of rape

By  •  News

99% of the assembly believing that a real and substantial risk to the life of the woman is a valid reason to have a termination.

Moreover 89% of members voted …
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Update: Citizens’ Assembly vote to change Ireland’s abortion laws 3 years ago

Update: Citizens’ Assembly vote to change Ireland’s abortion laws

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The Citizens’ Assembly have today announced that they have reached the overwhelming consensus that Ireland’s abortion laws should be changed.

The votes will form the recommendation that will go to …
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Wanted: Nominees for Outstanding Young Person of the Year 3 years ago

Wanted: Nominees for Outstanding Young Person of the Year

By  •  News

The local branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI) is currently seeking nominations for ‘The Outstanding Young People’ (TOYP) of the year competition before the Friday, March 10 deadline.

JCI Donegal …
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Inspirational Niamh encourages young women to get involved in politics 3 years ago

Inspirational Niamh encourages young women to get involved in politics

By  •  News

Nineteen year old Niamh Walsh from Inishowen has taken on the role as Women’s Officer for Donegal Sinn Féin Republican Youth.

Niamh is currently in her second year at UCD, …
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Michelle O’Neill is the new leader of Sinn Féin NI 3 years ago

Michelle O’Neill is the new leader of Sinn Féin NI

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Ms O’Neill will act as the successor to Martin McGuinness, who stepped down last week due to health problems. The Co. Tyrone native is the outgoing Health Minister in Stormont and has been …
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