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A non-partisan group which campaigns to get more women involved in politics is aiming to increase the number of female TDs in the county.
Election 2016 is the first general election in the State where parties have to ensure 30 per cent of their candidates are female, or face financial penalties, and now a campaign group is calling on Galway women to put themselves forward for election to Dáil Éireann.
Women for Election has marked International Women’s Day by issuing a report card for the major political parties as the focus turns to candidate selection for the next General Election.
More than one in four candidates selected by the major political parties to contest elections in Galway city last year were women.
Three Mayo women, Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh, Fianna Fáil local area representative for Westport Joan Geraghty and Fianna Fáil local area representative for Castlebar Lisa Chambers have attended Ireland’s first political campaign school EQUIP run by Women for Election in Athlone. The national organisation provides training and support to women from all backgrounds interested in a career in politics. Women for Election brought 20 women from various political parties and backgrounds from across Ireland to complete the three day residential programme.