Women in Politics in Cork

This is an objective breakdown of the male:female ratio of candidates running for the 19 Dail Seats available in Cork City & County. I will hopefully get around to also writing an article about why it’s important to vote for women first in this election but until that happens, I think this article suffices: http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/36222.

Apologies if I missed out on any candidates- please let me know in the comments and I’ll edit the post.

Cork Constituencies:

  • Cork South Central – 5 seats
  • Cork North Central – 4 seats
  • Cork East – 4 seats
  • Cork North West – 3 seats
  • Cork South West – 3 seats

Total seats available: 19

Cork East

  • Fianna Fáil: Michael Ahern
  • Fianna Fáil: Kevin O’Keeffe
  • Fine Gael: Tom Barry
  • Fine Gael: Pa O’Driscoll
  • Fine Gael: David Stanton
  • Green Party: Malachy Harty
  • Labour Party: John Mulvihill
  • Labour Party: Seán Sherlock
  • Sinn Féin: Sandra McLellan
  • Independent:  Paul O’Neill
  • The Peoples Convention: Claire Cullinane

Total Number of Female Candidates: 2

Total Number of Candidates: 10

% Female Candidates: 20%

Cork North Central

  • Fianna Fáil: Billy Kelleher
  • Fine Gael: Pat Burton
  • Fine Gael: Dara Murphy
  • Labour Party: John Gilroy
  • Labour Party: Kathleen Lynch
  • Sinn Féin: Jonathan O’Brien
  • United Left Alliance: Mick Barry
  • Workers’ Party: Ted Tynan
  • Independent: Fergus O’Rourke
  • Independent: Padraig O’Sullivan

Total Number of Female Candidates: 1

Total Number of Candidates: 10

% Number of Female Candidates: 10%

Cork North West

  • Fianna Fáil: Michael Moynihan
  • Fianna Fáil: Daithi Ó Donnabháin
  • Fine Gael: Áine Collins
  • Fine Gael: Derry Canty
  • Fine Gael: Michael Creed
  • Green Party: Mark Collins
  • Labour Party: Martin Coughlan
  • Sinn Féin: Des O’Grady
  • United Left Alliance: Ann Foley

Total Number of Female Candidates: 2

Total Number of Candidates: 9

% Number of Female Candidates: 22%

Cork South Central

  • Fianna Fáil: Micheál Martin
  • Fianna Fáil: Michael McGrath
  • Fine Gael: Jerry Buttimer
  • Fine Gael: Deirdre Clune
  • Fine Gael: Simon Coveney
  • Green Party: Dan Boyle
  • Labour Party: Paula Desmond
  • Labour Party: Ciarán Lynch
  • Sinn Féin: Chris O’Leary
  • Independent: David McCarthy
  • Independent: Mick Finn

Total Number of Female Candidates: 2

Total Number of Candidates: 11

% Number of Female Candidates: 18%

Cork South West

  • Fianna Fáil: Denis O’Donovan
  • Fianna Fáil: Christy O’Sullivan
  • Fine Gael: Jim Daly
  • Fine Gael: Noel Harrington
  • Fine Gael: Kevin Murphy
  • Labour Party: Michael McCarthy
  • Sinn Féin: Paul Hayes
  • Independent: Dave McInerney
  • Green Party: Jennifer Sleeman

Total Number of Female Candidates: 1

Total Number of Candidates: 9

% Number of Female Candidates: 11%


Total Number of Female Candidates: 8

Total Number of Candidates: 48

% Number of Female Candidates: 17%

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3 Responses to Women in Politics in Cork

  1. Pingback: Women in Politics in Cork (via Cork Feminista) « The Pretty Serpent

  2. Edel says:

    Thanks for this very useful if depressing news on the gender breakdown of candidates in Cork. I have one more to add in Cork South West – Jane Sleeman from Clonakilty who is a Green Party candidate. See the 50:50 Group blog for a piece on Ms Sleeman who is one of the founders of the green party in Ireland. http://5050-group.com/blog

  3. Ok updated! I thought I heard that Ms Sleeman wasn’t allowed run because of citizenship issues. Can’t find answer online though. Will leave it up til I hear outherwise!

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