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  1. LW welcomes Referendum result as part of the reform agenda 10 November 2012 | Labour Women is delighted that the Children's Rights Referendum has been passed. The campaign was characterised by near universal support for the amendment, which unfortunately was not reflected in the turnout though. 'This referendum is part of a reform agenda. We can now have in ...
  2. LW : Vote YES on Sat 10th Nov 06 November 2012 | LW continue to campaign for the YES vote in the Children's Rights Referendum, to be held on Sat 10th Nov. Today LW joined LY for Dublin City Centre canvassing. Some Labour Youth and Labour Women members canvassing in Dublin City Centre, including Senator Ivana Bacik ...
  3. LW congratulates new Labour Youth Chair 05 November 2012 | LW congratulates Aideen Carberry, who has been elected Chair of Labour Youth at the National Labour Youth Conference held in Wexford. Aideen is the first LY woman Chair since Rebecca Moynihan, now a Dublin City Councillor. 'Labour Youth has made fantastic strides in the area ...
  4. Minister Helene Conway-Mouret meets LW at a talk about Women & Politics 02 November 2012 | Helene Conway -Mouret , Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, attached to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, is visiting Ireland. She gave a talk on Women & Politics in her former place of work, DIT. Minister Helene Conway-Mouret (centre) with Desmond O'Toole and LW ...
  5. LW meets with Sonas Housing : 'Children's Referendum would ensure children heard' 31 October 2012 | LW met with Sonas Housing, prompted by the on-going concerns regarding women's homelessness and domestic violence. Protection of women and children from domestic violence continues to be a demanding challenge as in 2011 Sonas Housing was able to support only 250 of 844 enquiries revealing ...
  6. LW canvassing for a YES vote 25 October 2012 | LW has been catching up with some of our Councillors : Cllr Sheila Howes in Ballyfermot canvassing for the Children's Referendum Cllr Sheila Howes in Ballyfermot has been knocking on doors, asking people to support the Children's Rights Referendum. 'It is very encouraging to see ...
  7. LW sends their best wishes to Malala Yousufzai : Education best way for girls to progress 23 October 2012 | LW has sent their best wishes to Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old girl recovering in hospital from her injuries caused by a Taliban assassination attempt. Some members have requested LW to show support to brave Malala 'LW have sent their best wishes to Malala, as we ...
  8. LW Children's Rights Referendum Briefing : 'Referendum part of a culture of reform' 18 October 2012 | LW hosted a Children's Rights Referendum Briefing for LW canvassers. LW Children's Rights Referendum Briefing 'There is very broad support for this referendum. We are doing our bit to brief canvassers to ensure they are well informed about what the Thirty-first Amendment of the Constitution ...
  9. LW present at the Conference on Prostitution laws in Ireland 13 October 2012 | LW was invited to a 1-day conference on the future of prostitution laws in Ireland, hosted by the Dept of Justice and Minister Shatter on Sat 13th Oct. In its submission to the Oireactas Justice Committee on the direction of the future laws on prostitution ...
  10. LW meets with European left-of-centre women of influence 12 October 2012 | LW met with Magdalena Andersson, the Swedish Social Democratic Finance Spokesperson, and Bernadette Segol, The General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, at the Progressive Governance Conference hosted by the Labour Party in Dublin. Emer Costello MEP Dublin, Sinead Ni Chulachain LW Executive, Magdalena ...
  11. Message from LW Chair 08 October 2012 |   LW Chair Sinead Ahern Message : On July 20th this year Katherine Dunne stepped down as the chair of Labour women to take up a new job in London. Katherine's tremendous work over her two terms as chair of Labour women has seen the ...
  12. LW saddened by the resignation of Roisin Shortall 27 September 2012 | Labour Women have today expressed their disappointment at the resignation of Roisin Shortall. Commenting Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said: "Roisin is an excellent TD and as Junior Minister for primary care, approached her brief with exceptional vigour for reform. The task of realising universal ...
  13. Cllr Orla McLoughlin encourages women to get involved in politics 17 September 2012 | Cllr Orla McLoughlin spoke at the Labour Women (Labour Party women's section) Regional Meeting in Limerick City on Saturday 15th Sept about the importance of women getting involved in politics. Cllr Orla McLoughlin and Sinead Ahern LW Chair in Limerick 'I meet women daily who ...
  14. LW Think-In in Limerick 14 September 2012 | Members of Labour Women will gather in Limerick this Saturday the 15th of September for a "think in" to reflect on the campaigns they are already involved in and to plan for the year ahead. The meeting will be addressed by Minister Jan O' Sullivan ...
  15. LW join the ICA at Suicide Prevention Day 10 September 2012 | Labour Women joined the Irish Countrywomen's Association to mark the Suicide Prevention Day in An Grianan, Terminfackin, Co Louth. The 'Women of Influence' day was a day of talk and tea. Suicide Or Survive (SOS) organisation conducted a mental health talk followed by discussions in ...
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