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21st November 2018 | Equality, International, Press Releases

Northern Irish Assembly Caucus and Oireachtas Parliamentary Women’s Caucus to Hold First Ever Joint Meeting

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Tomorrow, members of the Oireachtas Parliamentary Women’s Caucus will travel to Belfast to meet with members of the Northern Ireland Assembly Women’s Caucus in Stormont as part of the celebrations to commemorate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage.

Speaking of the event, Chair of the Oireachtas Parliamentary Women’s Caucus and Green Party TD Catherine Martin said, “This is a significant occasion – not just because members of the two Caucuses will be holding a meeting together for the first time, but because we do so to celebrate women’s contribution to political life and to look to a future where we work together for the advancement of gender equality and women’s issues on our island.

“Tomorrow I will present the work of the Oireachtas Caucus in Stormont and share our learnings with the NI Assembly Women’s Caucus. We have so much to learn from one another and it is important that we work together to effectively bring about change.”

Deputy Chair of the Oireachtas Parliamentary Women’s Caucus and Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy said, “It is a great honour during this centenary year of women’s suffrage in Ireland to be part of this important delegation to Stormont tomorrow. I look forward to discussing the ongoing work of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus and to share our thoughts and experiences with our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

“This is another great example of the close co-operation and engagement between the political institutions on both sides of the border.”