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  1. Cllr Ann Phelan Dail candidate for Carlow-Kilkenny 12 April 2010 | Cllr Ann Phelan has been selected to run in the next dail election for Labour. Cllr Ann Phelan has been selected Labour's Dail candidate for the Carlow - Kilkenny constituency. Ann has been a County Councillor since 2004. In 2009 Ann was re-elected with a ...
  2. Nessa Childers MEP : Political quotas for women needed 13 March 2010 | Speech by Nessa Childers, MEP at the European Parliament forum - 'Do we need quotas to ensure women are fairly represented?' 12noon, Friday, 12 March 2010 Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Do we need a quota system to ensure that women are fairly ...
  3. Nessa Childers MEP speaks about Women in Politics : Yes to quotas 12 March 2010 | European Parliament discussion about political gender quotas was discussed the same day Katherine Dunne LW Chair defended quotas on RTE News. The European Parliement hosted an event to debate 'Do we need political quotas for women? Nessa Childers MEP belives we do need quotas. "10 ...
  4. LW : FG disappoints over quotas for women 12 March 2010 | LW is disappointed that FG have not been able to push through simple reforms to increase the number of women candidates. "The Fine Gael leadership was unable to get through a reform which would have obliged the party to put forward more women candidates. It ...
  5. Senator Ivana Bacik : Let's talk about women like we were meant to! 09 March 2010 | Senator Ivana Bacik spoke up when it turned out that the Seanad, meant to have debated women's political representation, didn't have the matter on the agenda. Speaking today in the Seanad, Senator Ivana Bacik, together with colleagues in Fine Gael, called a vote to amend ...
  6. International Women's Day : LW make a donation to UNIFEM Haiti appeal 05 March 2010 | LW mark the International Women's Day with a donation from LW to UNIFEM who are collecting funds to build shelters for girls and women fleeing violence. Labour Women and Joan Burton TD make a donation to UNIFEM Joan Burton TD, Deputy Leader of the Labour ...
  7. Rape has been a crime in haiti for the last 5 years only 05 March 2010 | LW mark the International Women's Day with a donation collected from the Labour Party members to UNIFEM Haiti Appeal to build shelters to girls and women fleeing violence. Labour Women mark the International Women's Day with a donation to a UNIFEM project to build shelters ...
  8. LW and LY, LE mark 18th years since the x case 26 February 2010 | The three Labour Party sections Labour Women, Labour Youth and Labour Equality marked the 18 years since the x case. Labour Youth, Labour Equality and Labour Women will hold a panel discussion this evening to mark the 18th anniversary of the X case ruling. This ...
  9. LW along with LY and LE mark the x -case 26 February 2010 | Labour Women, Labour Youth and Labour Equality marked the 18th anniversary of the x case.   Labour Youth, Labour Equality and Labour Women held a panel discussion to mark the 18th anniversary of the X case ruling. This landmark judgement granted a young woman who ...
  10. LW collect funds for women's shelters in Haiti 18 February 2010 | To mark the International Women's Day LW are collecting funds to support Unifem project to provide women's shelters in Haiti. Labour Women, the women's section of the Labour Party, is collecting funds for women's shelters in Haiti. Labour Women is supporting the Unifem (UN organisation ...
  11. LW demand end to pensions uncertainty 16 February 2010 | Labour Women are calling for the Government to act in ensuring women are not at a disadvantage in pension provision. Labour women call on the Minister for Family Affairs to take immediate steps to end the uncertainty of pension provisions for farm spouses and other ...
  12. Senator Ivana Bacik calls for FGM legislation 04 February 2010 | Senator Ivana Bacik addressed the 'Zero Tolerance to FGM' seminar calling for FGM legislation. Labour's Jan O'Sullivan TD introduced a Bill to ban FGM in Ireland in 2009 but the Government has not acted so far. Senator Ivana Bacik spoke at the 'Zero Tolerance to ...
  13. LW have discussions with Afghan woman MP Shinkai Karokhail 02 February 2010 | Women in Afganistan are in danger of being pushed aside. Shinkai Karokhail MP was in Dublin to speak for the women of her country. Shinkai Karokhail, MP in the Afghan National Assembly, visited Dublin for a briefing on the situation with women in Afghanistan. She ...
  14. Annual WO Training & Networking Day 30 January 2010 | LW met in Dublin for an enjoyable and informative day. Labour’s women met for the annual Training and Networking day in Dublin. Women’s Officers, and women who are just interested in knowing more about being involved, came from all over the country to hear and ...
  15. Joan Burton TD : Issue of women committed to Madgalen laundries needs to be resolved 22 January 2010 | The issue of women who were committed to Magdalenes Laundries is one of the last unresolved issues of the hidden Ireland of institutions, religious orders and the State, so eloquently set out in the Ryan report and a whole series of articles, films and programmes. ...
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