Marie Casserly GE16 Candidate

Marie Casserly

The 5050 Group in the North West sent out a series of questions relating to women’s equal representation to the 2016 General Election Candidates in Donegal and Sligo-Leitrim.

Below are the questions with the candidate responses.


Sligo-Leitrim 2016 General Election Candidate: Marie Casserly, Independent



Do you support the 5050 Campaign for equal representation of women and men in Irish Politics?





Please Explain Why


Because without it we would have a lot fewer women in politics!


Are you in favour of introducing gender quotas for the 2019 local elections?


Please Explain Why


Again… this is the only way parties will take this issue seriously.


Would you support an’ A Rural Strategy’ to encourage more women to run for the local elections both as independents and party candidates?


Would you support more women to take up leadership positions within your party, such as chairs and national executive members?


What actions will you take within your party or as an Independent to encourage and support increased female participation in politics?


I would attend workshops, give advice and generally be available to anyone who’s thinking of entering politics.
Would you support actions to make the Dáil more ‘family friendly’ by addressing the working hours, formalising maternity leave and considering other arrangements such as proxy voting and teleconferencing?


Please Explain Why

As a mother I would be happier with at least once a month having the option of teleconferencing should I be elected, and other options of being able to work from home.