Gender And Geography


Dr Adrian Kavanagh tweetz:

Female Local Election Candidates: There’s a notable “geography” to female candidacy levels across the Republic of Ireland, with *higher levels in Dublin and more urban areas *lower levels in rural Ireland but particularly in the more western counties #LE19

Female candidates contesting the 2019 Local Elections (Adrian Kavanagh)

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12 thoughts on “Gender And Geography

    1. millie st meadowlark

      Please, Tom, do tell us what else women do and don’t want.

      When is the book coming out?

      1. realPolithicks

        Don’t trouble yourself there millie, tom will take care of everything for you!

  1. TheQ47

    This makes for interesting reading. It’s also very interesting when you examine the percentage of female candidates by party affiliation.

    By my reckoning:
    Indepenent/Non-Party & Others* – 556 candidates, 108 female (19.4%)
    Fianna Fáil – 415 candidates, 86 female (20.7%)
    Fine Gael – 404 candidates, 116 female (28.7%)
    Sinn Féin – 230 candidates, 76 female (33.0%)
    Labour – 111 candidates, 44 female (39.6%)
    Green Party – 82 candidates, 36 female (43.9%)
    Solidarity/People-Before Profit – 66 candidates, 37 female (56.1%)
    Social Democrats – 58 candidates, 32 female (55.2%)
    Aontú – 53 candidates, 16 female (30.2%)

    *Others includes Independents for Change, Direct Democracy Ireland, Éirígí, Housing Rights & Reform Alliance, Renua, Workers Party, and other smaller parties and groups.

      1. TheQ47

        I have a breakdown for the smaller parties too, but it’s less reliable. For example, a party with only 2 candidates (such as United People in Drogheda), either has 100%, 50% or 0% female representation, so it’s unfair to single them out that way.

        (They have 0% female representation, by the way).

        1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

          There’s a “United People in Drogheda” party?

          Or d’ya mean “United People” a party in Drogheda

  2. GiggidyGoo

    How many would need to be shown how to use a swing, and require supervision while on one? The ones that wouldn’t would get my vote.

    Maria Bailey wouldn’t get a vote from me. Suing a hotel, and reported in The Herald………
    “In circuit court proceedings, she accused the hotel of negligence, saying the swing was “unsupervised” and there were no signs to instruct patrons how to safely use it.”

    1. Zaccone

      Thats hilarious. What a waste of everyone’s time, she needs to accept some personal responsibility.

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