Fianna Fáil is continuing with its campaign to support prospective female candidates by hosting a second “Campaign Bootcamp: A Toolkit for Women” event in Galway. Up to 50 members attended the seminar, which was held in the Harbour Hotel in Galway on Saturday 12th September. The conference is part of a suite of measures being adopted by the party following the publication of the Markievicz Commission Report earlier this year.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Dara Calleary, who addressed the seminar, said, “Fianna Fáil is conscious of the importance of women’s participation in politics and has arranged a series of seminars across the country to provide a forum for members to meet and get advice and support about how they can maximise their involvement at local and national level. We have already held a successful workshop in Dublin and are very pleased with the participation level in Galway.
“Members at the seminar were given an insight into real campaign experiences from former Minister Mary O’Rourke and current General Election candidate for Galway West Cllr. Mary Hoade. Sessions discussing campaign management and planning as well as fundraising and communications were run throughout the day.
“Fianna Fáil is determined to advance its current support structures to encourage higher female participation in the party. Through initiatives such as Campaign Bootcamp and the Women’s Network we are confident that we can encourage a new generation of women to enter into politics”.