Labour Women condemns failure to appoint more female Ministers

Labour Women
20 June 2017

Labour Women has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s failure to promote women in politics by appointing very few women as Ministers describing it as “a shameful decision which really shows our Taoiseach’s true colours when it comes to liberal values.”

Speaking on the matter today Chair of Labour Women Sinead Ahern commented: “It is outrageously disappointing to see so few women promoted today while all the boys club in Fine Gael get ‘their dues.’ It demonstrates what we in Labour Women and the Labour Party have been saying all along, it’s wrong to assume that Leo Varadkar is a progressive when all the signs indicate otherwise.

“Following from gender quotas which we introduced while in government the highest ever number of women were elected last year. Taoiseach Varadkar wasn’t exactly stuck for choice when it came to considering women from his own Party

“For a man of his generation to be leading the country he had a real opportunity to lead the way in promoting women in the workplace, and it’s shocking that he didn’t.

 

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