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Deputy Crowe and Cllr Holland Proud Supporters of Womens Rights

9 January, 2016

Dublin Sinn Féin representatives Seán Crowe TD and Mayor Sarah Holland have given their support to the National Women’s Council of Irelands Manifesto for Women.

The Manifesto includes proposals such as making early year’s childcare and education a priority and working towards repealing the 8thAmendment of the Constitution.

Councillor Sarah Holland said:

“Sinn Féin is a progressive party with equality as one of our core principles.  Women’s Rights are high on our agenda and neither Seán Crowe nor I had difficulties in signing up to these progressive proposals.

"I congratulate the National Women’s Council for kick starting this discussion, as women at the moment only make up 16% of our TD’s, and we have not had a female TD in Dublin South West for over almost 14

"We have a big opportunity for real change in the upcoming election and I wish the very best to all of the female candidates.”

"Over 50 candidates signed up in the first 24 hours, and more are expected as we get closer to the election.

Deputy Crowe added:

"Leinster House is run like a Gentleman’s Club. The old boys network is alive and well and thriving, despite the promises of radical reform and a new approach from the current administration under Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

"We need new ideas, new: approaches and that means more women need tobe elected to the next parliament.

"As we begin 2016 and the important  Centenary celebrations  theNational Women’s Council of Ireland's progressive proposals are another reminder and hugely significant as we move closer to the implementation the ideals of the Proclamation and those of  an inclusive Ireland."

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