Lise Hand: Miriam and Olwyn show why women avoid politics
Published 31/08/2010 | 05:00
WHEN oh when is the big shiny penny going to drop with the XY chromosomes that dominate the governing part of the body politic in this country?
Could the various hand-wringers in Leinster House perhaps stop moaning about the sad dearth of women in Irish political life long enough to examine the big fat clues dropped for them yesterday by two smart and savvy females?
For in the space of a couple of hours, one woman TD announced she was quitting politics at the next general election, while a short while later another made it crystal-clear that she had no intention of entering the political arena by running for President in 2011.