Thursday 19 April 2018

Gender quotas will make little difference while the Dáil remains an old boys' club

Former President Mary Robinson
Former President Mary Robinson
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

'Being a woman," the author Joseph Conrad once noted, "is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men."

Nowhere is that more true than in politics.

Consider the stats. The current Dáil has a record 27 women TDs, but that still means over five out of every six TDs are male.

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