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  1. 4 Generations of women 4 Lisbon 28 September 2009 | Four women representing four generations highlighted the positive impact the EU has had for the women of Ireland. Former Senator Mary Henry, Joan Burton TD, Senator Ivana Bacik and Cllr Maria Parodi each spoke about their confidence in the EU being good for women. "When ...
  2. LW support Magdalene redress scheme 28 September 2009 | Labour Women support calls for a separate redress scheme for Magdalene women' says Sinead Ni Chulachain, Labour Women Chair. Over several decades the Irish state allowed the civil liberties of the women and girls in the Magdalene institutions to be violated, and made no attempt ...
  3. Galway : 'Will a gender quota address the lack of women in politics?' 21 September 2009 | A piece in The Galway Advertiser tackles the question of lack of women in politics. The Galway Advertiser in the form of 'The Insider' published a piece about women in politics. Here is an edited version : Since the re-establishment of the Galway Borough ...
  4. P de Rossa MEP : 'Lisbon good for women' 17 September 2009 | Speaking at a National Women's Council of Ireland meeting in the Mansion House Dublin on the Lisbon Treaty this morning, Dublin Labour MEP Proinsias De Rossa said the treaty contained a number of specific measures that had the potential to improve women's lives. Mr De ...
  5. LW reject McKenna 'privileged' jibe 15 September 2009 | Mary Flynn Labour Women International Officer, said: "Speaking at a recent meeting of 'Women Say No To Lisbon', Patricia McKenna described women campaigning for a YES vote as 'privileged'. "Labour Women find this comment puzzling. How can we be seriously described as privileged when for ...
  6. Nessa Childers MEP : EU hugely beneficial to Irish women 13 September 2009 | SPEECH BY NESSA CHILDERS MEP At launch of Labour Women's Lisbon Campaign The Mansion House Sunday, 13 September, 2009 Since the start of this referendum campaign, I have been asked by people up and down the country; "Why are you supporting a Yes vote for ...
  7. LW Lisbon launch brings out the sun 13 September 2009 |   Nessa Childers MEP launching LW Lisbon Campaign LW launched their Lisbon Treaty Campaign in glorious sunshine in the Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor Cllr Emer Costello. Nessa Childers MEP and Joe Costello TD launched the campaign referring to the fact ...
  8. LW : Lisbon makes Europe more open, more equal, stronger 13 September 2009 | Labour Women launched their Lisbon Campaign in the Mansion House. YES to Lisbon! Speaking at the launch of Labour Women Lisbon Campaign today, Labour Women's International Officer, Mary Flynn, said that the Lisbon Treaty is a positive step for Ireland and for the ...
  9. Gender pay gap exposes a Gvmnt dodging its responsibilities 11 September 2009 | Reacting to the ESRI Report 'The Gender Wage Gap in Ireland', Labour Women points the finger at the Government who has been dodging its responsibility to tackle the problem of gender pay gap, the problem of childcare provision, and the problem of lack of women ...
  10. Commissioner Wallstrom : In favour of gender quotas, Ireland and women 10 September 2009 | Commissioner Margot Wallstrom was the guest speaker at LW event 'Women and the European Union'. The event was attended by a wide audience with younger women who are the new European generation along with older women who remember the days of the marriage bar. ...
  11. LW urge dialogue between Europe and its citizens 10 September 2009 | LW host an event 'Women and the European Union' with the guest speaker Commissioner Margot Wallstrom. 'Labour Women has invited Commissioner Margot Wallstrom to Ireland in order to bring Europe closer to the women of Ireland. We know that Irish women have benefited hugely ...
  12. Proinsias de Rossa MEP : Why not a woman Commissioner? 10 September 2009 | 'Why not a woman Commissioner?' asks Proinsias de Rossa MEP Speaking at the Labour Women's meeting today with Commissioner Wallstrom, Labour MEP Proinsias De Rossa said: "One of the most important guarantees which Ireland has received following the rejection of Lisbon last year was the ...
  13. Will Dail Committee recommend quotas for women? 09 September 2009 | The Dail Sub-Committee for Women in Politics met this week to further discuss Women's representation in Irish politics.. Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast, gave an overview of the barriers women face when it comes to playing a role in politics and gave some ...
  14. Joan Burton: Glass ceiling still a barrier for women in accountancy 03 September 2009 | Speaking at the launch of Pat Barker's new book ' The Minority Interest - Women who Succeed in the Accountancy Profession' Deputy Joan Burton spoke about women in demanding careers. As to women being able to pursue a career and combine their family life with ...
  15. Burton tells Feminist Forum why she will vote YES to Lisbon II 03 September 2009 | Speaking at the Feminist Open Forum 'Is the Lisbon Treaty Good for Women?' Joan Burton TD told the women why she will vote YES and why she recommends women should consider doing so. BURTON TELLS FEMINIST FORUM WHY SHE WILL VOTE YES ON LISBON ...
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