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No-one should be abused online because of gender - Local Senator

Apr 29, 2022 14:04 By Shannonside News
No-one should be abused online because of gender - Local Senator No-one should be abused online because of gender - Local Senator
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The issue is being raised by the national women's council.

A local senator says no-one should encounter abuse online.

Aisling Dolan's comments come following the issuing of a new report from the National Women's Council which finds female politicians face a torrent of online abuse

It calls for political parties to do more to support women in public office.

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Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show the Fine Gael Senator believes representatives should be critiqued on their policies rather than their gender.

''It's not something that I've encountered frequently,but I do know of, you know, other colleagues who have had very difficult times and where it's not based on the content or policies, but on, you know, on being a woman, which it shouldn't, you know, shouldn't come into the equation should be based on your policies. It should be based on what you're discussing and your content. And I think that's where the challenges lie.''

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