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Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

Brian Mohan who is challenging  the constitutionality of provisions of the Electoral (Political Funding) Act 2012 linking funding of political parties to meeting gender quota targets. Photograph:  Collins

Financial sanctions are “probably the only option” for getting Irish political parties to reach quotas aimed at having them run more women candidates (...)

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(...)

‘The increase in female candidacy in Fine Gael between 2009 and 2014 is encouraging but with a membership consisting of over 40 per cent women (the highest of the four main political parties), it was in a better position than most to meet its own gender target.’ Above, election candidates Stephanie Regan, Sharon Tolan, John Clendennen and Garrett O’Dowd at the launch of the Fine Gael  local election campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

On May 23rd, 2,040 candidates will contest the 2014 local elections, 1,599 (78.4 per cent) men and 441 (21.6 per cent) women. While men continue to si(...)

The Irish Sky Garden during Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day on May 23, 2011 in London, England. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Cork City Manager, Tim Lucey yesterday defended the council’s decision to become involved in the controversial Sky Garden project as the council unvei(...)