By Claire McGing
Last Saturday (November 3rd), the Meath 50-50 Group was launched at the Women Leading the Way Conference in Kells. The conference was organised by Cllr. Sarah Reilly who is Cathaoirleach of Kells Town Council (one of only three women ever elected to this position). Speakers included leading women in politics, business and non-governmental organisations in Ireland. Minister of State for Kathleen Lynch TD and Mairead McGuinness MEP both gave keynote addresses.
The aim of the Meath 50-50 Group is to encourage the greater representation of women in decision-making in Ireland. The launch was a huge success and generated a lot of interest, discussion and ideas. The group already has nearly 40 members.
The group’s first official meeting will be held at 8pm on Monday, November 26th at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. A committee will be elected and future events will be planned. All interested are very welcome to attend. We are hoping to host a public meeting on gender and politics in County Meath early next year, and are currently planning a campaign to get more women’s voices in the Irish political media.
For more information about the Meath 50-50 Group, or to become a member, please e-mail email@example.com. We are a non-partisan organisation.