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  1. European ruling means we must legislate for the x case 16 December 2010 | Today's European Court of Human Rights ruling has put Ireland in a position where legislation for the x case must be produced. What is the x case? In 1992 a 14 year old girl was raped by a family friend and as a result of ...
  2. Senator Ivana Bacik selected a Dail candidate 10 December 2010 | Senator Ivana Bacik has been selected along with Eamon Gilmore TD to contest the fortcoming Dail election in the Dun Laoghaire constituency. Ivana has been one of the leading minds and voices in the Upper House since her election in 2007. Her down-to-earth warmth is ...
  3. 35% women ruling in Polish elections 04 December 2010 | At least 35 per cent of all candidates running in Polish elections must be women. A Bill setting the target was approved by the Polish parliament. This Bill was designed to promote greater sexual equality. Currently 20% of the Polish MPs are women - 7% ...
  4. Cllr Rebecca Moynihan initiates a VAW motion in Dublin City Council 01 December 2010 | As part of the 16 days of Action Against Violence Against Women Cllr Rebecca Moynihan has tabled a motion for Dublin City Council to develop a VAW policy. Local Authorities have an important role to play in protecting the victims by providing housing and supports. ...
  5. Cllr Marie Moloney to run in Kerry South 30 November 2010 | Cllr Marie Moloney was elected on her first outing to Kerry County Council. Marie has been steeped in politics, first when her family campaigned for Michael Moynihan and more recently when she worked with Breeda Moynihan Cronin. From Kilcummin, Marie has been involved in community ...
  6. Men's support crucial in combating violence against women 24 November 2010 | LW mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Labour Women support the white ribbon campaign launched yesterday by The Other Half to ask men to take a stand against violence against women and girls said Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair. "Violence ...
  7. Anne Ferris selected to run in Wicklow 23 November 2010 | Anne Ferris was selected along with Cllr Tom Fortune and Cllr Conal Kavanagh to run for the Labour Party in the forthcoming General Election in Wicklow. Anne is closely associated with Liz McManus TD, with whom she has worked for two decades. Anne was a ...
  8. Kathleen Lynch TD welcomes IHRC call for Madgalen inquiry 09 November 2010 | LW with Kathleen Lynch supports the Justice for the Magdalenes campaign to make right the injustice done to the women who were Kathleen Lynch TD attended the launch of the Irish Human Rights' Commission report that recommends that the government initiate a statutory inquiry into ...
  9. 20 years after Mary Robinson elected, women still need to rock the system 08 November 2010 | Labour Women marks the 20th Anniversary of the election of Mary Robinson as President of Ireland on 9th November 1990. Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair, said: "20 years ago, on 9th November 1990, Ireland changed profoundly when Mary Robinson was elected President. Her term was ...
  10. Una Kelly selected to be co-opted to Arklow Town Council 02 November 2010 | LW are delighted Una Kelly selected to be co-opted to Arklow Town Council. Last night (1st Nov) Una Kelly was selected at a Labour Party selection convention in Arklow to be co-opted to Arklow Town Council. The vacancy arose due to the retirement of Cllr ...
  11. Maintain Universal Child Benefit but expect high earners contribute more 01 November 2010 | LW have issued a statement urging the Givernmnet to maintain the Universal Child Benefit but ask the high earners to contribute more throught the tax intake. Ahead of the Child Benefit payment day on Tuesday (2nd November), Labour Women urge the Government to box clever ...
  12. Cllr Aine Clancy to join Joe Costello TD to run in Dublin Central 22 October 2010 | The Labour Party has selected two candidates to contest the next General Election in Dublin Central. Drumcondra based City Councillor Áine Clancy will be joining sitting Labour TD, Joe Costello on the ticket. Accepting the nomination at the Dublin Central Selection Convention at the Teachers ...
  13. Nessa Childers MEP successfully backs better maternity and paternity leave 20 October 2010 | Labour's Nessa Childers MEP strongly argued for better maternity and paternity leave against intense business lobbying. European Parliament votes for more equality between women and men The European Parliament today by a large majority (390 to 192) passed a Resolution in favour of substantially increasing ...
  14. Dungarvan Job Seekers Support Group headed by a LW member 18 October 2010 | A Job Seekers initiative in Dungarvan has made news locally as the first group receive their Certs this week.   Dungarvan Job Seekers is a local initiative headed by a Labour Women member Breda Kertin. She started the support group this autumn to reach out ...
  15. Clare LW : 'Equality and Quality of Life : Day of Reflection' event in Ennis 03 October 2010 | A fantastic event in Ennis brought a big crowd of women to discuss equality and quality of life in the current climate. Mary Murphy NUI Maynooth facilitating a workshop in Ennis The event took place in Danlann and Chlair on Saturday, 2nd October and was ...
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