Category : Mairead McGuinness
Ireland’s highest-ranking female EU politician, Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, led a call for more women to take up senior positions within the European Institutions.
Addressing a gathering of policymakers, EU staff and stakeholders at an event to celebrate Irish Women in the EU, held by the Irish Permanent Representation in Brussels (2 December), McGuinness highlighted the contribution of Irish women to the work of the EU:
“The first step is to get Irish men and women into positions in the EU institutions and then to ensure that they progress along the line.
“There are traditionally more men than women in EU institutions at higher management levels and this is being addressed.”