Bailieborough Fianna Fáil County Councillor, Niamh Smyth recently attended a special ‘Women in Politics’ event, organised by Senator Mary White in Leinster House where over 100 women involved in various political roles within the Fianna Fáil organisation came together to discuss issues of mutual concern and how best women can prosper in politics.
The main speaker on the night was Ms. Maeve Bracken from Clara, Co. Offaly. Maeve is a Viatores Christi volunteer, working in Haiti. During the recent, devastating earthquake, Maeve was with over 350 children with special needs in an orphanage run by a charity known as ‘Our Little Brothers and Sisters’. Maeve has spent the past 2 years working in Haiti and intends to travel back as soon as flights resume from Dublin Airport.
Commenting after the event, Cllr. Smyth said ‘it was great to have the opportunity to speak to so many of my female Fianna Fáil colleagues and more importantly to listen to their ideas and experiences. Maeve’s story of the horror inflicted upon the people of Haiti recently was a timely reminder of the role politicians must undertake in order to make a better world for children’.
Plans are well underway to have a more formal structure within Fianna Fáil to allow female members come together, to debate and to discuss positive solutions to many of today’s problems.
‘If any one would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact me on 042-966 66 66 or via my email, email@example.com. It would be great to have you involved’, concluded Cllr. Smyth