Wednesday 22 November 2017

FG's 'Girl Squad' have achieved pay equality - they should skip photo ops and work for those who haven't

Fine Gael TDs, from left, Josepha Madigan, Kate O’Connell, Maria Bailey and Hildegarde Naughton making their way back to Government Buildings in Dublin after a FG International Womens’ Day photo call. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Fine Gael TDs, from left, Josepha Madigan, Kate O’Connell, Maria Bailey and Hildegarde Naughton making their way back to Government Buildings in Dublin after a FG International Womens’ Day photo call. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Leslie Ann Horgan

You can almost hear it, can't you? In the photos, four women in skirts and heels - a splash of red here, a string of pearls there, bright smiles universal - stride purposefully across the street. If the song wasn't actually playing in the background, it should have been: 'HERE COME THE GIRLS!'

For that's exactly what they look like, as they walk with hands held in a chain like pre-schoolers: girls.

But these aren't the lovely girls hoping to be the next Rose of Tralee, nor the sassy gurlz cast in the next reality TV show.

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