Two steps forward, one step back

  Two weeks ago today, I attended an event at the Imperial Hotel organised by the 50:50 Group, which wants to see an improvement in Ireland’s rate of female representation. On Sunday I watched the count at Cork City Hall as Deirdre Clune lost her seat in Cork South Central, bringing the representation there [...]

2011-03-06T13:08:53+00:00 March 6th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What are the odds?

With only 6 women out of 67 candidates running throughout Cork, the odds are certainly not stacking up at 50-50. As Áine Kerr wrote in yesterday’s Irish Times, Mná na hÉireann are losing ground. But that’s all set to change, if a new group set up in Cork before Christmas has its way. The [...]

Because I am a Girl

This week I'm guest blogging on Plan Ireland's Because I am a Girl blog. Plan is a great development NGO working around the world providing education, healthcare, and most importantly capacity building for families and communities, with a particular focus on women. Educate a girl and you educate a whole village. I had the privilege of [...]

2010-09-28T08:27:00+00:00 September 28th, 2010|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

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