Westmeath Event Hears Challenges Women In Politics Face

One Sinn Fein TD says she has received threats of sexual and physical violence.

Women who are interested in a career in politics are being urged to talk to someone in political life.

An event in Westmeath on Saturday heard of the challenges women in politics face as a result of abuse and harassment.

Sinn Féin TD Louise O'Reilly says she has received threats of sexual and physical violence, and has had to upgrade security at her home.

But she says her experiences shouldn't deter other women from getting involved:

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