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Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: In her inaugural address in December 1990, Mary Robinson declared: "As a woman, I want women who have felt themselves outside history to be written back into history, in the words of Eavan Boland, 'finding a voice where they found a vision'". President Robinson was acknowledging that her landmark election owed a great deal to stalwarts of feminism like Eavan Boland and Máire Mhac an...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Paul Murphy: One of the women reported harassment to the gardaí. She was told that it was a case of boy meets girl and that there was nothing to investigate. We know that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, was of little use, and so far the Taoiseach has also been of no help. This pattern of State harassment and State violence against women, and minimising and ignoring it, is...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Mick Barry: I will start by saying a few words about femicide. In Northern Ireland, 11 women have been murdered since the lockdown in March 2020. Imagine if there had been 11 sectarian murders in the same period. It would be all over the news and, having been all over the news, the whole island would be talking about it. If it was because of which community you came from, it would be a significant...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Paul McAuliffe: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the report. The assembly has become an important part of our democratic process. Yet again, it has produced a nuanced representation of the state of gender inequality. I thank everybody who was involved in the assembly vote, both men and women. Sometimes men feel excluded from this debate or they feel that we need to be defensive in responding to the...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Pauline Tully: I welcome this report and its recommendations. Many of the recommendations reflect what we in Sinn Féin have calling for on a range of issues. First, I welcome the decision to delete Article 41 and to replace it with non-gender specific references to care. It is estimated today that family carers in Ireland number in excess of 500,000 people. Our carers do incredible work looking...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: We now move to People Before Profit-Solidarity. Deputy Paul Murphy is sharing time with Deputy Mick Barry.

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Paul Murphy: There are seven and a half minutes for me and two and a half for Deputy Barry.

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: No equality there.

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Paul Murphy: The feminist performance pieceA Rapist in your Pathwas first performed in Chile in November 2019. It quickly went viral because it resonated with women in particular, with street performances by activists around the world, including in Ireland. The central point of the piece is to highlight the complicity of state in violence against women. Many here today might think that that has little...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Deputy, I want to caution you about naming an individual.

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Emer Higgins: I welcome the opportunity to highlight some of the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality. Gender equality is often mislabelled as a woman's issue, but it is not. It is a societal issue and a goal on which every Member of this House ought to be focused. The Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality makes a number of recommendations, spanning from politics and childcare to...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Alan Farrell: We are rightly proud of much of the progress we have made in Ireland over the past several decades and especially in the past decade. We have seen positive and inclusive social progress made and at a pace which has surprised many. However, despite this progress, we face a continued battle to achieve full inclusivity and equality within our society. This is true of many minorities and...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Martin Kenny: The work that was done by the Citizens' Assembly is to be welcomed and its members are to be congratulated for the work they did. Sinn Féin made a lengthy submission to the Citizens' Assembly and some of our ideas were represented in the final report. In the justice portfolio, I come across the issue of gender inequality very regularly, sometimes in relation to people who are before...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Thomas Gould: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this matter. I also welcome the budget allocation of €500,000 to increase access to community-based drug and alcohol services for women, ethnic minorities and the LGBTI+ community. However, I ask myself if this Government really understands the depth of the issues facing women in addiction and recovery. Once again women, the LGBTI community and...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Holly Cairns: The Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality has done incredible work cataloguing and making recommendations on a suite of issues that impact on inequity and discrimination concerning gender. It is important to note at the outset that this is a discussion about how gender affects individuals and groups in society. It is not a discussion about women and girls. However, the patriarchal...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Josepha Madigan: I welcome the opportunity to discuss the report of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality. Dr. Catherine Day and the 99 assembly members should be commended on their work on and dedication to producing this report in the most challenging of circumstances. Their work may have come to an end but this report marks the beginning, or in some areas the continuation, of our efforts to set...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I will certainly take up that matter with the Houses of the Oireachtas Service and see what can be done.

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Cathal Crowe: I wish to go slightly off script at the beginning and commend the Minister of State, Deputy Madigan. When we have statements or a discussion in this Chamber, Ministers and Ministers of State do not generally move outside their ministerial area to comment. However, the Minister of State has every right to lead the discussion here this evening given the immense courage she showed last July...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

John Lahart: I was just thinking as Deputy Cathal Crowe was speaking that the issue of gender equality crosses into so many areas of our lives. When I was Dublin spokesperson for my party in the previous Dáil, I took a particular interest in cycling. There is quite a body of literature that shows that particular innovations and infrastructure have to be put in place to enable and encourage more...

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Statements (20 Oct 2021)

Louise O'Reilly: As of yesterday, more than half of the Sinn Féin representatives in the Assembly in Stormont are women and the lights are still on and the world has not stopped turning. Indeed, the work will continue. This can and will happen in this and other Parliaments and it will be a good thing, a positive thing and something that we should celebrate. We are not nearly there yet. There is a...

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