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Political Parties Allocated Funding To Increase Female Participation

Fine Gael gets the largest chunk, with €36,000, while the Social Democrats get nothing.

€150,000 is to be allocated to political parties to drive greater female participation at the next Local Elections.

The next elections at local level take place in 2024.

Fine Gael is receiving the largest batch of money in this allocation getting €36,000.

€30,000 is going to Fianna Fáil, while the Greens will get €28,000.

Sinn Féin's allocation is down by €4,000, receiving €15,000.

Labour will get just under €24,000 with Solidarity will getting €8,000.

No money whatsoever is being allocated to The Social Democrats, while independent groups will be allocated €5,400.

Maternity leave, unsociable hours and bullying are believed to be some of the barriers that prevents women from entering politics.

Junior Minister and Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Peter Burke says politics is still dominated by men:

 

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