Monday 5 December 2016

Gender quotas mean all parties will face upsets

Published 02/05/2015 | 02:30

Richard Bruton
Richard Bruton

Richard Bruton is the first big name to suffer the unintended consequences of gender quotas.

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There will be others and it is not a major surprise.

The problem has been apparent to everyone bar a small proportion of self-delusional bigots for years. Ireland has too few women in politics and that affects everyone - not just women. Years of parties framing policies and taking special women-friendly initiatives have yielded poor results.

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