Gender quotas mean all parties will face upsets
Published 02/05/2015 | 02:30
Richard Bruton is the first big name to suffer the unintended consequences of gender quotas.
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.