Women’s Caucus of SDCC host event in County Hall to mark International Women’s Day
Members of the Women’s Caucus of South Dublin County Council last night held a panel discussion in County Hall Tallaght to mark International Women's Day.
The Panel was represented across the political spectrum with Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Emma Murphy, Chair of the Women’s Caucus Cllr. Vicki Casserly, Cllr. Pamela Kearns, Cllr. Lynn Hagin Meade, Cllr. Louise Dunne and Cllr. Carly Bailey discussing the role of women in politics, the benefit of female participation and the importance of continued growth in the numbers of women engaging in local democracy.
Speaking after the event, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Emma Murphy said, “I am delighted to see such a prominent event happening in South Dublin County Council to mark International Women’s Day 2023. 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. This event will portray the role of public representatives and shine a light on the challenges of being a public representative in South Dublin”.
Cllr. Vicki Casserly, Chair of the Women’s Caucus also said, “This event is a great opportunity to discuss the positive and meaningful impact of women in politics and encourage participation to others within the community.”
The event also marked the official launch of South Dublin County Council’s “Your Vote Your Voice - an easy-to-read guide to voting” booklet which explains the voting process in Ireland. 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. This booklet is an action delivered under the South Dublin County Council Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty Framework. The Framework aims to fulfil South Dublin County Council’s commitment under our Corporate Plan and the legal requirement under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Act 2014.