Cumann na Daoine

A community based organisation in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Count Her In: conference on equality for women in politics

The Women for Election Campaign is hosting the Count Her In Conference 2023: Mobilising for equality for women for election in 2024 on 26th May from 10.30am – 3.30pm in Cork City Concert Hall. 

The conference organisers say:

“In the lead in to the 2024 local elections we are holding a national conference in Cork City to champion solutions to make politics more accessible, inclusive, safe and equal for women across Ireland.

The Count Her In Conference will showcase new innovations being launched by Women for Election as well as creating the spaces for dialogue and new thinking.

We will have contributions from political leaders, future candidates, elected local and national politicians, policy makers, business leaders, academics, students and a diversity of civic society groups.

This innovative conference will create the space for dynamic dialogues between participants and inspiring thought leaders to broaden understanding of solutions to help elect women equally in 2024.

Registration for the conference is now open!

If you have any queries please contact Katie at

Count Her In Conference 2023 Speakers

  • Ambassador Trevor Mallard
  • Ambassador Raili Lahnalampi
  • Ciara Phelan
  • Lord Mayor Deirdre Forde
  • Senator Eileen Flynn
  • Deputy Holly Cairns
  • Caitriona Gleeson
  • Dr Salome Mbugua
  • Minister of State Kieran O’Donnell
  • Eric Ehigie
  • Maria Joyce
  • Deputy Ivana Bacik
  • Claire Mc Ging
  • Dr Fiona Buckley
  • Dr Lisa Keenan
  • Justin Gleeson
  • Prof Yvonne Galligan
  • Deputy Mary Lou Mc Donald
  • Deputy Brid Smith
  • Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi
  • Green Party and other speakers to be confirmed

Also with a special live performance by Karen Underwood

The conference is being organised by Women for Election in partnership with Cork City Council with support from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and The Ireland Funds.

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