Women from across the Shannonside Northern Sound region who may be interested in finding out more about politics in their local area are being invited to a series of online workshops.
Only 24% of county councillors throughout Ireland are female with a much lower percentage of female councillors in rural counties compared to more urban centres such as Dublin or Cork. The "SHE - See Her Elected" project, which is part of services of Longford Women's Link hopes to increase women's participation in local government or civic engagement.
The 'Introduction to Politics' course begins tonight over Zoom and will run over the next three Wednesdays. Michelle Maher, Regional Development Officer with the SHE Project says there is no obligation at all to run for office: