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Over €100k awarded to LWL for women in government project

Nov 10, 2020 14:11 By Shannonside News
Over €100k awarded to LWL for women in government project Over €100k awarded to LWL for women in government project
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Longford Women's Link is being given funding of €104,000 to support their activities in encouraging the participation of women in local government. Longford

Longford Women's Link is being given funding of €104,000 to support their activities in encouraging the participation of women in local government.

Longford Women's Link have already undertaken a very successful project that involved training potential candidates in rural areas, while also creating awareness of the role of councillors.

Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke, says he was very pleased to be in a position to support the work of the Longford group who have come together with the 50:50 North West group to dedicate a project to help women get prepared for a life in politics and be involved in the local elections in 2024.

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Development worker on the project Michelle Mahon says the project will help women gain the confidence and skills they need.

She says this funding also allows them to prepare much better for the next local elections in a few years time.

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