January 2021 Report on Public Participation Networks

Research from Social Justice Ireland by Colette Bennett. Delivering Deliberative Democracy. Participation by the Public Participation Networks in Local Government Decision Making

SJI Report on PPNs

December 2020 Report on Gender Balance at work in the Civil service

2020 ESRI Report by Shannen Enright and Helen Russel

ESRI 2020 Shannen and Russel Gender Balance at Work

Democracy and Change

Democracy and Change. The 1920 Local Elections in Ireland is a beautiful, accessible and important read on the 1920 local elections. 42 women councillors were elected (6% of the total). Congratulation to the Local Government Archivists and Records Managers, and the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government on this publication. LocalElections1920_English_Web

Research Reports on Local Government

Municipal Districts: A Review by Richard Boyle, Joanna O’Riordan, Laura Shannon, and Fergal O’Leary. Published in 2020. IPA Review of Municipal Districts

Democracy Works If You let It. Report commissioned by Forsa Trade Union in 2019. Written by Prof. Mary Murphy of Maynooth University. MorePowerReport

Here are links to the research reports on local government that are named in the 2020 Programme for Government – Our Shared Future ProgrammeforGovernment_Final_16.06.20

Cullen, P. and C. McGing (2019) Women Beyond the Dáil: More Women in Local Government, published by the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Women Beyond the Dail

Moorhead, S. (2020) Independent Review of the Role and Remuneration of Local Authority Elected Members, commissioned by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage independent_review_of_role_and_remuneration_of_local_authority_elected_members

Here is the policy report behind many of the local government reforms in 2014. Putting People First – Action Programme for Effective Local Government published in 2012 by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Putting People First 2012

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2019 – just 24% women are elected

Local election results underline case for gender quotas

Gender quotas are the jump start needed to increase female political representation

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils – how does your council fare on gender?

Female Representation in Politics in Ireland

No breakthrough for women in Local Elections – it’s time for gender quotas

Call to tackle ‘significant underrepresentation’ of women in senior council roles

Councillors in Ireland
224 are Women
of councillors elected in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council were women. Rural counties like Mayo and Longford have less than 7%.
making our councils more open

Making Our Councils More Open, Accessible and Representative – Experiences and observations of attending council meetings

gender equality and local government

Gender Equality and Local Government – Accessibility, Opportunity & Balance