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Gender gap gives Fine Gael’s male TDs the fear factor

The party's male deputies are growing nervous about the requirement to find more female candidates

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th July, 2015
Fine Gael senator Catherine Noone

Fine Gael’s male TDs are growing increasingly nervous about the party’s need to find up to ten new female candidates to meet gender quotas. They are fearful that one of the new candidates will be added to the ticket in their constituency, thereby putting their seat at risk.

Fine Gael has so far selected 14 female and 32 male candidates across 24 constituencies, which puts it just above the 30 per...

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