Women In Politics

On June 28th, Fine Gael held an event for female candidates who ran in the Local Elections.   The event, which took place in the Hilton Hotel in Kilmainham, Dublin, was billed a “Relook and Learn” session, which aimed to give candidates a chance to discuss their campaign experiences.

Newly-elected TD for Longford Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden spoke of her journey from being elected firstly as a Councillor and then on to Dáil Éireann.   If you think things could be done better in your local community, get involved and do something, she urged attendees.

Councillors Maura Hopkins and Anne-Marie Dermody also recounted their election campaign stories and shared what they had learned with those present.   While the road to being elected isn’t always straight-forward for many, Fine Gael continues to encourage its female members to play their part in the political process, whether locally, nationally, behind the scenes or publicly.   We have a wealth of female talent within the party and intend to put that talent to good use.

If you'd like to get involved, please contact Gillian Kavanagh via gillian@finegael.com.

You can view pictures from the event via our Flickr: http://ow.ly/yKuWo