‘I don’t believe that men in the Oireachtas have the same level of pressure as women’: female politicians on family life

Female politicians sacrifice time with their families to meet demands of public life, writes Ellen Coyne

Catherine Ardagh

Ellen Coyne

Eileen Flynn struggled to focus on the minister in front of her. The young senator was standing in the chamber of the upper house, trying to grill the Government on the issues of the day, but her mind was many miles away.