Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will be kicking off Fine Gael’s “Listening to You” public meetings on Gender Equality on Monday 21st March in Kilkenny, in association with Deputy John Paul Phelan.
Carroll MacNeill, who is Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Party, and the first woman to chair a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, will join Deputy Phelan at Butler House Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny for a public meeting at 8pm.
The public meeting will be the first in a series of public meetings due to take place across Ireland to inform Fine Gael representatives in their work on the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality.
The Committee was established at the start of this year to ensure the implementation of the recommendations made by the Citizen’s Assembly on Gender Equality.
Deputy Carroll MacNeill said, “I’m really looking forward to hearing from the people of Kilkenny on their views on gender equality.
“It is so important to me, and my Fine Gael colleagues, that the voices of people across the country are heard, and that we can represent them in the Gender Equality Committee.
“We will be meeting with local community services such as women’s refuge support workers, Traveller support groups, migrant support groups and family resource centres. We will then hold a public meeting at 8pm which is open to anyone who wishes to attend, to listen and to contribute.
Deputy Phelan said “I’m delighted Kilkenny is the first stop in this very important series of public meetings across the country. I’m looking forward to welcoming my colleague Jennifer to the constituency to listen to the community.”