(18-09-2010) Moving in from the Margins

organised by

Women's Studies UCC University College Cork (UCC) in conjunction with the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Gender Politics Specialist Group. 

 

Saturday, 18th September 2010

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Room G04

University College Cork

Conference Programme

9.30 - 10.00

Registration
10.00    Welcome
10.00 – 10.20

Opening Address

Mary White, TD, Minister for Equality, Integration and Human Rights

10.20 –11.30:

Strategies for increasing women’s representation

 

Chair: Fiona Buckley – Department of Government, UCC

 

Prof. Yvonne Galligan (Queen’s University Belfast)

Leading by Example: Why it is important to have more women in Irish politics?

 

Susan McKay (National Women’s Council of Ireland)

I'm alright Jill: political power is fine for me but it would diminish and insult you. Irish women with power speak out against other women getting it

11.30 – 11.45

 Break

11.45 - 1.15 

Impact of (under) representation of women on policy-making

 

Chair: Dr. Jacqui O’Riordan – Women’s Studies, UCC

 

Noirín Clancy (Women Into Public Life Project)

Supporting, Empowering, Transforming

 

Dr. Eileen Connolly (Dublin City University)

Women in Parliament and Substantive Representation - a Cautionary Tale?

 

Dr. Margaret O’Keeffe (Cork Institute of Technology)

Women’s Political Representation in Ireland: Taking ‘Particularity’ Seriously

 

Joanne Vance (National Women’s Council of Ireland)

Our Health and Our Wealth

1.15 – 2.15

Lunch
2.15 – 2.45

Ireland: An Unfinished Democracy 

 

Senator Ivana Bacik (Rapporteur, Joint Oireachtas Committee)

Gender Injustice – Getting Women into Politics and into Power

2.45 – 3.30

 A woman’s voice: women politicians’ experiences of political life in Ireland

 

Chair: Prof. Yvonne Galligan – Queen’s University Belfast

 

Máire Hoctor, TD

Gemma Hussey, former Cabinet Minister

Kathleen Lynch, TD

Senator Mary White

3.30 – 3.45  Break
3.45 – 4.30:

 Roundtable Discussion

  Chair: Dr. Sandra McAvoy – Women’s Studies, UCC
   
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