The convention is a significant international agreement obliging governments to fully address the issue of violence against women, to protect women against all forms of violence and to prosecute perpetrators. Just 21 per cent of women were elected at local level in 2014, a figure well below the European average. One measure has gone down well with the political parties. She pointed out that political parties received almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. Motherly wisdom of Healy-RaesThe Dáil is well familiar with the names of Jackie Healy-Rae, Micheal Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.
Source: The Irish Times March 16, 2019 01:52 UTC