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Countdown to Conference

The countdown is on to Labour Party Conference 2013. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you down in Killarney for debate, discussion and debauchery!

At this year’s conference, Labour Women will be focussing on the theme of Women at Work. Women are still less likely to be in the workforce than men. There are many reasons for this, societal, cultural and of course personal but the bottom line is we need more women in our workforce, more women in senior positions in companies, more women on boards and more women entrepreneurs.

The Labour Women Workshop entitled “Women at Work” will work through what is already being done and how we can do more to get more women into the workforce. The Workshop will take place just after the Labour Women Lunch in the Private Dining Room, Brehon Hotel at 1pm. We will be joined by Minister Kathleen Lynch TD, Paula Fitzsimons from Going for Growth, Local Kerry Businesswomen Caroline McEnery and young entrepreneur and founder of PixiPots Vanessa Mulhall. Looking forward to see you there.

Labour Women Motions

The Labour Women motion to conference is about Women Entrepreneurs and makes suggestions on what could be done to support more women as they take that brave first step into an entrepreneurial career. Please make sure you’re in the Conference Hall for the discussion and vote on this motion.

Labour Women have also submitted a motion through the Central Council on the recent HIQA report which highlighted the deficiencies in the maternity system and inquest reports relating to the tragic deaths of Savita Hallapanavar and Bimbo Onanuga. Our motion calls on Labour in government to carry out a large scale review of the current maternity services in Ireland and we encourage you all to attend the debate and vote on this motion.

Labour Women Stand

Make sure to pop by our stand at conference to say hello, and perhaps even pick up some Labour Women postcards, a copy of one can be viewed in the picture attached to this article. We look forward to seeing you there.

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