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The Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, will host a public consultation meeting on the forthcoming National Women’s Strategy on Monday 19 December at 2pm in the Imperial Hotel in Cork.

Commenting on the public consultation, Minister Stanton said:
“We have made some advances to improve the lives of women and girls in Ireland, but it is clear that a lot more needs to be done. I strongly urge members of the public, women’s organisations and organisations in related fields in Cork, Munster and surrounding areas to take an active part in this consultation to inform Government policy.

At this public meeting we invite you to tell the Government what you see as the priorities for women and girls in Ireland up to 2020.”

Persons wishing to attend the meeting are invited to register by contacting the Gender Equality Division of the Department of Justice and Equality by the 14 December, either by email to or phone at 01-4790264 during office hours.

Written submissions can also be made please see for details.

Further public consultation events on the new Strategy will also take place in Sligo, Athlone and Dublin during January. Details are available on