Councillor seeks to boost women’s role in Donegal politics

Donegal County Council is examining its options to see if a Women's Officer can be appointed within the confines of the current recruitment embargo.

Cllr Rena Donaghey said that on the council, there are three women out of 29 members, and no women in the higher echelons of the council's executive.

She says there are barriers to women becoming more involved, and addressing them may give more women the chance to participate, and ultimately see more women elected and promoted.

Cllr Donaghey says a similar appointment in Derry saw more participation, and she wants to see that replicated in Donegal: