Friday 22 September 2017

Gender quotas give voters the choices they deserve

We need more women in politics, not fewer, to make a difference
We need more women in politics, not fewer, to make a difference
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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".

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