Gender quotas give voters the choices they deserve
Published 14/05/2015 | 02:30
Ian O'Doherty tells us that having 30pc of candidates female is equivalent to a "nail" being "hammered into the coffin of our democracy" [Irish Independent, May 12].
Our democracy, like all democracies, has its faults and failings - but it is not in a coffin.
The fact that men will be down from more than 90pc of the candidates over most of the time since independence, to a mere 70pc of candidates at the next election, is described by Ian O'Doherty as "rigging the candidate list".