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"Women For Election": Broad Support For More Women In Politics.

: 09/18/2015 - 16:01


An organiser with a group helping women to run for election, says there's broad support for getting more women into politics.

The 'Women For Election' group was responding to comments from former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, who says the gender quota system is 'mad' and 'zany'.

Fianna Fáil has told two constituencies that they'll have to nominate women as their Dáil candidates in order to meet the national quota of 30 per cent.

Suzanne Collins of Women for Election says there's widespread support for sometimes preferring women over men:

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