Members of the Women’s Caucus of South Dublin County Council held a panel discussion in County Hall Tallaght to mark International Women’s Day on March 8, writes Rachel Cunningham.
The panel was represented across the political spectrum, including Mayor of South Dublin, Councillor Emma Murphy, Chair of the Women’s Caucus, Councillor Vicki Casserly, Councillor Pamela Kearns, Councillor Lynn Hagin Meade, Councillor Louise Dunne and Councillor Carly Bailey.
The women in politics discussed the role of women in this sphere, the benefit of female participation and the importance of continued growth in the numbers of women engaging in local democracy.
“When the Women’s Caucus was established two years ago on International Women’s Day it marked a significant moment for female public representatives past and present,” said Mayor Murphy.
“This event will portray the role of public representatives and shine a light on the challenges of being a public representative in South Dublin”.
Councillor Casserly, Chair of the Women’s Caucus, said that the event is a great opportunity to discuss the positive and meaningful impact of women in politics and to encourage participation to others within the community.
The event also marked the official launch of South Dublin County Council’s Your Vote Your Voice guide to voting booklet.
The purpose of the booklet is to provide information on how to exercise your right to vote, such as information on the different types of elections and voting that takes place in Ireland and how you register to vote.
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