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.
Efforts are 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.
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. These resources will be continuously be added to as we build towards the local elections in 2024 so make sure to check back on this page.