Gender quotas mean all parties will face upsets
Richard Bruton is the first big name to suffer the unintended consequences of gender quotas.
There will be others and it is not a major surprise.
The problem has been apparent to everyone bar a small proportion of self-delusional bigots for years. Ireland has too few women in politics and that affects everyone - not just women. Years of parties framing policies and taking special women-friendly initiatives have yielded poor results.