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  1. LW meet in Cork for a seminar 02 October 2010 | LW Skills Seminar 'Women in Leadership' was a day of learning and inspiration. Labour Women Skills Seminar 'Women in Leadership' in Cork provided a day of learning, skills and inspiration for a room full of talented women. Kathleen Lynch TD opened the Cork Skills Seminar ...
  2. LW Gearing up for the election in Cork 01 October 2010 | Labour Women are gathering in Cork on Saturday, 2nd October to prepare for the general election to build on Labour's surging support, as again confirmed by the most recent opinion poll. As part of the election activities, Labour Women are gathering in Cork for a ...
  3. Live register figures bad news for women 01 September 2010 | Labour Women react to today's Live Register figures which show that women accounted for around 70% of the increase in August 'The latest increase is a sign that women are facing increased difficulties in the labour market' comments Katherine Dunne Labour Women Chair. 'Earlier this ...
  4. Is Irish society finally ready to talk about prostitution? 24 August 2010 | Commenting on the Report published by Ruhama, an organisation working with prostitutes, Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair said: "We know that the Gardaí are discovering a record number of brothels and that vulnerable women are used in the sex trade. Are we finally ready to ...
  5. Girls' success in education must be followed by equal pay 20 August 2010 | 'Women's success in education has yet again been confirmed by the Leaving results. Now we must work towards ensuring that this success is followed by equal pay and opportunities for men and women', comments Katherine Dunne Labour Women Chair. 'A persistent gender pay gap of ...
  6. Susan O'Keeffe Sligo-North-Leitrim Interview 17 August 2010 | Read about Susan O'Keeffe Labour Dail candidate Sligo-North Leitrim Susan O'Keeffe is having a rushed lunch in her favourite coffee shop in Sligo, saying a quick hello to an older couple who ask her if she will do anything about the health care services. "Sligo ...
  7. LW : State must protect citizens from released sex offenders 12 August 2010 | LW comment on the recent discussion on released sex offenders. Labour Women is calling for the implementation of measures that would improve the safety of all the citizens when people who have chosen to become sex offenders are released into the community. 'Early and temporary ...
  8. LW : Despite resistance quotas gain support 04 August 2010 | Labour Women react to the survey in today's Irish Times by welcoming the support for quotas from Irish women TDs. Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair said: "Quotas are a very difficult thing to push as there is a perception that they are giving women an ...
  9. Cllr Paula Desmond selected Dail candidate 30 July 2010 | LW welcome the selection of Cllr Paula Desmond in Cork South Central in the next Dail election. Paula is one of Labour's excellent Cork Councillors. She has been in the Cork County Council since 1985. Paula was the first woman to be elected to the ...
  10. Women in Cabinets : Ireland bottom half 29 July 2010 | Ireland is not shining in the latest figures on Women Ministers. The statistics releases in July 2010 show that 25% of Minister in the EU are women. Ireland at 20% falls short of the average. Ireland is amongst the bottom half of the EU countries ...
  11. RTE accepts : Labour's Eileen Desmond a champion of women's rights 26 July 2010 | Ray Kavanagh, a Labour Party member and the former General Secretary of the Labour Party, made a complaint against misinformation in the RTE programme 'Limits of Liberty'. RTE broadcast a programme called Limits of Liberty on 15th June this year. In the course of the ...
  12. LW welcome proposals to increase women's participation in politics 23 July 2010 | LW react to the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution report. Labour Women has welcomed the publication of the final report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution. The report contains five recommendations which would enhance women's participation in politics. 'We ...
  13. Equality News : Norway's Business Quotas Work 19 July 2010 | In 2004 Norway set gender quotas for all company boards. All boards are required to have a minimum 40% female representation. This measure was controversial when first implemented, and resulted in mandatory measures rather than voluntary ones. 'It is interesting to see how countries operate ...
  14. LW Haiti Appeal : Update on women's shelters 19 July 2010 | LW marked the International Women's Day 2010 by collecting funds for UNIFEM who are supporting the victims of Haiti earthquake by building shelters for women and girls fleeing violence. The recent media reports inform us of on-going hardship in Haiti, a country struggling with poverty ...
  15. LW : Stoning as punishment brutal and wrong 09 July 2010 | Labour Women have taken a stand against the brutal practice in Iran where women are stoned to death. Where spared from stoning, women face other punishments. These punishments are for crimes most of us would not even consider crimes, such as 'illicit relationships'. Here is ...
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