We’ve Only Ever Elected 95 Women As TDs (out of 1,770)

February 1, 2016

Later this month we will elect the members of the 32nd Dáil, but did you know that since the first Dáil in 1919 we have elected over 1,700 TDs, but only 95 of them have been women? That’s around five percent. And only 15 women have ever sat at cabinet level in the last 100 years.

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We wanted to take a closer look at one of the most important issues in Irish Politics – the participation and representation of half of our people.


The Social Democrats are the Dáil party with the highest percentage of women candidates, including two party leaders.

This lack of representation has far reaching implications in terms of the policies that our lawmakers propose, legislate and focus on.


This matters. Not only because half of our population is underrepresented, but because the issues that affect them are disproportionately overlooked.





The Social Democrats are want to End Child Poverty, Reduce the Cost of Living and Make Housing More Affordable.

We strongly support Repealing the 8th Amendment as soon as possible.

If you want a national politics that represents all of the people of Ireland, vote Social Democrats and get involved.

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