Celebrating Women Who #MakeitHappen

Female Cabinet Ministers, TDs, Senators and Councillors from Fine Gael today joined forces to launch an online campaign celebrating women who #makeithappen. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday, female politicians from Fine Gael have launched a social media campaign to celebrate the women in their communities who inspire them. #makeithappen is the official theme for International Women’s Day 2015.

The list of Fine Gael councillors participating in this competition is on the menu on the left hand side of this page. Click on their name to be taken to their Facebook page and enter the #makeithappen competition for your local area.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, said: “The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #makeithappen and I want to acknowledge the women who #makeithappen every day in my area. Your nominee could be a mum, a businesswoman, a carer, a teacher, a volunteer or a friend.”

“There’s so much great work being done in communities around the country. Often, these are unsung heroines who never seek praise or acknowledgement, but their work is valued by many nonetheless. It’s time we showed our appreciation by acknowledging these women that do so much for others, often completely under the radar.

Fine Gael Kildare Councillor, Fiona McLoughlin Healy, who devised the campaign said: “Ahead of International Women’s Day, I wanted to do something fun that would engage local people and make them think about the many women around us who do so much to improve where we live. All you have to do to nominate a woman who inspires you is go on to the Fine Gael Facebook page, locate the #makeithappen competition for your local area and say why this person and her work makes such a positive impact on her community.”

The closing date for nominations is March 14th and the winner will be announced on March 15th.