Fine Gael’s Gender Equality ‘Listening to You’ Roadshow reaches Tipperary on Monday, 30th May, with a public meeting featuring Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and local Senator Garret Ahearn.
Carroll MacNeill, who is Vice-Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, and the first woman to chair a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, will join Senator Ahearn at the Anner Hotel, Thurles for a public meeting at 8pm.
This is the second in a series of public meetings taking place across Ireland to inform and consult about Fine Gael’s 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 Tipperary 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.
“On Monday we will be meeting with a with a broad range of local statutory and non-statutory services whose work is crucial to the topic of gender equality eg. An Garda Síochána; Family Resource Services; Lone Parent support Groups; Disability Support Organisations; DSGBV services; Immigrant Support organizations. We will then hold a public meeting at 8pm which is open to anyone who wishes to attend, to listen and to contribute.
Senator Ahearn said “Come along and have your say on the hugely important topic of gender equality on Monday night in the Anner Hotel. We’ll have a range of discussions with stakeholders and groups focused on gender equality and talk about the things that we as a government need to do in areas like equal pay and domestic violence for example.”
- The public meeting will take place at 8pm on Monday 30th May in the Anner Hotel, Thurles.
- Pre-registration is not necessary.
- The Fine Gael members of the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality are: Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD; Ciaran Cannon TD; and Senator Regina Doherty.