At the launch of Network Ireland’s national conference which takes place on Friday September 25th in Westport (left to right) were: Joanne Grehan, Head of Mayo Enterprise, Mayo County Council, Anne O’Leary, chief executive Vodafone Ireland, Olwen Dawe, president of Network Ireland and Ken Burke, head of business banking with AIB. Photograph: Conor Healy.

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Socialist Party TD for Dublin West Ruth Coppinger, with Joe Higgins, at Leinster House on her first day at the Dail. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

One of the big lessons for political parties from the local elections is: “When you put women on the ballot paper they get elected,” according to Fion(...)

Terry Prone: one of the experts who will address the group

A US state department funded three-day course for women who want to run for election has started in Athlone, Co Westmeath. (...)