Fitzgerald calls for immediate gender balance in cabinet roles

The Fine Gael MEP has said a 50-50 gender balance should be introduced in the next reshuffle, rather than waiting for half of all TDs to be female

14th March, 2021
Fitzgerald calls for immediate gender balance in cabinet roles
Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: ‘I’m pretty impatient now about the rate of progress’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Frances Fitzgerald, the Fine Gael MEP, has called for an immediate 50-50 split in cabinet between men and women, in a move which puts her at odds with the approach of Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste.

Varadkar has outlined his wish for a 50/50 per cent representation in the Dáil to increase the chances of achieving a gender-balanced cabinet.

However, Fitzgerald told the Business Post that she wanted half of the ministerial positions...

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