Tuesday 21 February 2017

Gender quotas will make little difference while the Dáil remains an old boys' club

Published 02/06/2015 | 02:30

Former President Mary Robinson
Former President Mary Robinson

'Being a woman," the author Joseph Conrad once noted, "is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men."

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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.

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