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2 Female TDs Speak Out About Repeated Harassment By Men.

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One deputy had to call the gardaí after a sexually violent letter was sent to her house

Two female TDs have spoken about how they have been repeatedly harassed, with men turning up at their homes.

Speaking on condition of anonymity to the Irish Examiner one TD said she had to call the gardaí after a sexually violent letter was sent to her house.

It's the latest incident in a long list of abuse targeted at female politicians.

Chairwoman of the Oireachtas Women's Caucus and Kildare Fianna Fáil senator Fiona O'Loughlin says a discussion on security is needed when the Dáil returns next month.

Emma de Souza from the National Women's Council of Ireland says it's becoming a barrier to women entering politics

Our Political Correspondent Seán Defoe says these latest reports are far from isolated incidents.

Last week a man was ordered to stay away from TD Jennifer Caroll MacNeill after harassing her last year.

Maynooth University political academic and scholar Claire McGing says the electoral commission should have a big role to play:

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