Young Girls Need To See Women In Politics - Social Democrats Leader

Just 17% of councillors in the midlands are women.

Women aren't getting involved in politics, because they're not being engaged by larger parties.

That's according to the leader of the Social Democrats, Holly Cairns - her party's representative in Offaly, Clare Claffey, is the only female councillor in the county.

Just 17% of councillors in the midlands are women.

Deputy Cairns says young girls need to see more women in politics:

Deputy Cairns is also calling on the government to re-instate the eviction ban.

Over 200 notices of termination were issued in the midlands in the first quarter of this year, according to figures from the Residential Tenancies Board.

There was also a record number of people in homelessness last month, following the ending of the eviction ban in March.

Over 12,000 people were in emergency accommodation last month, including 142 adults and 70 children in the midlands.

Deputy Holly Cairns says a permanent, no fault eviction ban should be the norm here:

Leader of the Social Democrats, Holly Cairns, has been speaking with Midlands 103's Kamron Clarke about women in politics, climate action and the housing crisis:


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