Gender quotas will make little difference while the Dáil remains an old boys' club
Published 02/06/2015 | 02:30
'Being a woman," the author Joseph Conrad once noted, "is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men."
Nowhere is that more true than in politics.
Consider the stats. The current Dáil has a record 27 women TDs, but that still means over five out of every six TDs are male.