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  1. Two women candidates running for President in Afghanistan 17 August 2009 | The presidential elections on 20th August in Afghanistan include two women candidates, LW note. Two women candidates running for President in Afghanistan Labour Women note that women are finally making an impact in the Afghan political news. The Afghan people will be voting in ...
  2. Abortion no issue for Lisbon 16 July 2009 | Abortion still isn't an issue when we vote on the Lisbon Treaty. It is claimed that voting in favour of the Lisbon Treaty will bring abortion to Ireland. Whether you are pro-choice or anti-abortion, Lisbon will not affect Ireland's current position on abortion. Three ...
  3. Plight of Magdalen women must never be forgotten 08 July 2009 | LW welcome the screening of 'The Forgotten Maggies' film in Galway. Magdalen women must not be erased from history but remembered. Labour Women welcome the screening of the film 'The Forgotten Maggies' in Galway on the eve of the Galway Film Festival. The documentary ...
  4. LW welcome Committee on Women in politics 24 June 2009 | LW attended the first meeting of the Committee set up to look at how to get more women into politics. Joint Sub-Committee on Women in Politics met on Wed 24th June for the first time. Chaired by Brendan Kenneally TD, this Committee where Senator ...
  5. LW welcome Sub-Committee on Women in Politics 24 June 2009 | LW urge the new Committee on Women in Politics to produce genuine recommendations which will increase women's participation in politics. Labour Women welcome the setting up of the Joint Sub-Committee on Women in Politics which met on Wed 24th June for the first time. ...
  6. Labour's women take seats across the country 09 June 2009 | A good day for Labour. A good day for Labour's women.   The count is over. Councillors and MEPs are elected. Labour Party's women candidates did extremely well in the elections, as did the party over all. Labour put forward 69 women (22%of Labour's ...
  7. Labour Women urge everyone to go out and vote 04 June 2009 | For women voting is a right which is hard-won and precious. Labour Women ask everyone to use thieir right to vote. 14th December 1918 was the first election in which the Irishwomen had the right to vote. Countess Constance Markiewicz was the first woman ...
  8. European Women's Lobby give Labour grouping GREEN LIGHT 03 June 2009 | European Women's Lobby have carried out an audit on the European Election Manifestos and gave the Labour Grouping a GREEN LIGHT - the only grouping to receive the highest rating It's official : Labour Best for Women European Women's Lobby have carried out an audit ...
  9. Susan O'Keeffe and Proinsias de Rossa MEP launch 'Safer Towns and Cities for Women' 29 May 2009 | Susan O'Keeffe, Labour's European candidate for Ireland North West, and Proinsias de Rossa MEP launched a paper to focus on how to make our towns and cities safer for women.   The Labour Party believes it's time to specifically address the challenge of making Ireland's ...
  10. 'Safer Towns and Cities for Women' 29 May 2009 | Susan O'Keeffe, Labour's candidate for Ireland North-West, and Proinsias de Rossa MEP launched a Labour document urging attention for the way our towns and cities could be made safer for women. In 1993 the United Nations provided the first internationally agreed definition of Violence Against ...
  11. 'Pat Kenny Show' predicts a seat for Nessa Childers in Ireland East 27 May 2009 | ''Pat Kenny Show' lined up Ireland East candidates in the studio and predicted that Nessa Childers will take a seat in Ireland East. Not only is Nessa Childers predicted to take a seat, she could well take the second seat after the poll-topping Mairead McGuinness ...
  12. LW support NWCI to protect women's groups 26 May 2009 | Funding for women's groups will be cut as women's take a hit during the economic crisis. Labour Women share the concern expressed by the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) regarding the pulling of funding for women' groups. 'Labour Women deal with and support many ...
  13. Women's Strategy in doubt as Gov'ment diverts funds 24 May 2009 | Budget 2008 allocated €9 million at gender mainstreaming and positive actions for women as part of implementing the Government's National Women's Strategy and the Equality for Women Measure. What in fact happened was that this money was instead used to fund Garda overtime and covert ...
  14. Ivana Bacik firmly in the race to take a seat in Dublin Central 10 May 2009 | Labour's Ivana Bacik has emerged as a Dail candidate with a strong chance of taking a seat for Labour. Ivana Bacik, Labour's Dublin Central by-election candidate, is firmly in the race to take a seat in the Dail for Labour. Media reports place Ivana on ...
  15. Labour's Anna Kulikowska speaks at a Polish event 27 April 2009 | Anna is standing as a candidate for Shannon Town Council as part of the local Labour team. Anna Kulikowska, Labour's candidate for Shannon Town Council, spoke at the Polish House in Dublin about becoming involved in politics : "I believe Labour is the future. Eamon ...
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