Women In Politics
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. Below we have a range of election information, resources, studies etc to help you run for election.