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(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

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


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

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

Women's Studies

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