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McDonald welcomes National Women’s Council of Ireland policy document on increasing women’s participation in the Oireachtas

4 March, 2014 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD today welcomed the publication of the National Women’s Council of Ireland policy document ‘A Parliament of all Talents: Building a Women Friendly Oireachtas’.

The Dublin Central TD said:

“There is absolutely no doubt that women have been failed by the political system. It’s time now for women to claim our space and our voice in the Dáil and Seanad.

“Politics is not a family or woman friendly environment and this reality serves no-one. Quotas are an important step in the right direction for increasing women participation in parliament, but there is so much more to be done if we are to achieve equal representation.

“I want to commend the work of the National Women’s Council of Ireland and encourage all to support their recommendations for building a women-friendly Oireachtas.”

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