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Listen: Soc Dems Withdraw From MacGuill Summer School Over Gender Imbalance On Its Panels.

: 06/20/2018 - 18:00

Roisin Shortall says she would still like to participate at the MacGill Summer School after withdrawing from the event over the gender imbalance on panels.

Deputy Shortall and her Social Democrats co-leader , Kildare North TD, Catherine Murphy took the move due to the low number of women asked to contribute, 12 out of a total of 56.

Organiser, Joe Mulholland, has apologised for his remarks that it was hard to find people with the 'right aptitude'.

Roisin Shortall accepts that it was an unfortunate comment, but thinks it displays an outdated view of women:

18roisin.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

Journalist Lise Hand and veteran of many McGill summer schools says that Mr. Mullholland argument is nonsense:

newstalk1743141.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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