Bring on the bolshie women to bang some heads together
In the next general election it is vital that we elect plenty of women to Dáil Éireann. It is vital for this country and vital for the futures of our children and grandchildren.
We need to elect plenty of women of all parties and of none. We need women who are new to politics and who aren't afraid to do things differently. Women who have big brassy dreams of how Ireland could be. Women whose focus is on the big picture and not on the parish pump. We need bolshie women with loud voices and plenty of courage.
But most of all we need to elect women who realise that in order to effect real change they must find a way to work across party lines and across the chamber. I know how very fanciful that sounds, but I am very serious.