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Listen: O'Connell Says There Is Push-Back From Some In Fine Gael, Against Female Candidates.

: 04/07/2020 - 11:42

A former Fine Gael TD says there is pushback from some in her party towards successful female candidates.

It comes after a poor Seanad election for female candidates - with less than 30 per cent of the seats filled by women.

It's led to calls for the next Taoiseach to use his 11 nominees to the Senate to promote female candidates.

Former Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell says there is sometimes resistance in political parties to progress for women:

newstalk1053321.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett


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