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Lack of maternity leave ‘a big obstacle’ to women in politics

Local councillors welcome new proposals to afford female councillors maternity leave entitlements

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Cllr. Marianne Butler

Cllr. Marianne Butler

Cllr. Emma Coffey

Cllr. Emma Coffey

Cllr. Joanna Byrne

Cllr. Joanna Byrne

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Cllr. Marianne Butler

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The need to “remove barriers for women in politics” was highlighted by a Louth councillor who welcomed moves to introduce maternity leave entitlements for local councillors.

Cllr. Marianne Butler, who spoke at a meeting of Louth County Council about her own experience, told The Argus “it is hard to believe” that the issue of maternity leave was still being debated.


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