Fewer Women in Parliament

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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After the 1997 general election there are only twenty women who have seats in parliament.

  • Title
    Fewer Women TDs in Dáil
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/06/1997
  • Contributor
    Margaret Ward (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:53
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Fewer Women in Parliament
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News looks at how women participating in the general election fared. The report shows women who won and lost seats. Eight women TDs (teachta dála - members of parliament) were not re-elected which means that overall there are three less women TDs in the Dáil (parliament) after the 1997 general election.

    Reporter Margaret Ward looks at the place of women in Irish politics in a new Dáil which has only twenty female deputies. Niamh Breathnach, who had been Minister for Education, was one of the losers and is interviewed in Dun Laoghaire.

    Frances Gardner, a political scientist at Trinity College Dublin, notes the small number of women candidates standing at elections compared to other European countries.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on how there will be fewer women in the Dáíl following the 1997 General Election. This report was first broadcast 10 June 1997.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1997, Niamh Breathnach, Frances Gardner, Trinity College Dublin, Women, Dáil Éireann, Eithne Fitzgerald, Joan Burton, Avril Doyle, Monica Barnes, Beverly Cooper Flynn, Deirdre Clune
  • Geographical coverage
    Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1997
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN97/161
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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