The NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network are marking this International Women's Day with a special event on equal representation.

This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is ‘Balance for Better’. It is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.

On Thursday 7th March in Letterkenny Library 10am-1pm, a public event will be held by NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network in association with 50:50 North West to hear from speakers shining a light on the political imbalance in the county.

A spokesperson for NCCWN Donegal said: “Equal Representation is a Basic Social Justice, yet in 2019 of the 37 County Councillors in Donegal only 3 are women, that’s an 8.1% representation, the highest it’s ever been.

“At the national political level, two women since 1918 have ever represented Donegal in Dáil Éireann. We need change.”

Guests will be discussing equal representation, talking to female County Councillors and to women who will be running in the upcoming May Local Elections. They will also be joined by Historian Dr Angela Byrne who will be talking about the first woman in Donegal to be Elected as a councillor.

This will be an interactive and informative event, refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.

For more information contact NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network on or by phone on 074 9722790