Thursday 23 November 2017

Kevin Doyle: Money talks . . . so we can forget about targets being met until financial penalties are in place

Mr Ross was furious after learning through the media that Mr O’Donovan had proposed the introduction of gender quotas for sporting bodies. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Mr Ross was furious after learning through the media that Mr O’Donovan had proposed the introduction of gender quotas for sporting bodies. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Like many problems in Irish politics, when it comes to the failure to meet gender quotas nobody is to blame.

The politicians will say not enough women are applying for roles, while women's organisations will argue the barriers are still too high.

Of course they are both right and therefore the finger can't be pointed definitively at either side, and everybody agrees to 'tut tut' and move on without actually finding a solution.

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