Women in Politics resource launched!

14 Jul 21

A new 'Women in Politics' section has been launched on South Dublin County Council’s website to support women in getting involved in local government.

This is just one part of efforts being made by South Dublin County Council to support women currently serving and to provide resources for women considering going for the local election in 2024. A ‘Women in Politics’ campaign is being launched across the Council’s social media channels in 2021 whilst research into gender representation in the 2019 local elections is also being carried out.

Under-representation of women occurs across many professions and is not just a local or national issue in political life. According to the UN, women are under-represented in local government globally with only 36% of local elected members being female. In Ireland, the national figure is 23% so the country is well below the global average. South Dublin County Council itself is above the national and global average with approximately 39% of current elected members being women.

South Dublin County Council is committed to encouraging women from all backgrounds to get involved in local politics and will continue to add information, resources, studies etc to help women run for election. 

Click here to find this new resource.