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Cork City Council hosts Civic Reception marking International Women's Day 2007

Cork City Council hosts Civic Reception marking International Women's Day 2007

On 8th March 2007 the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Michael Ahern, and Cork City Council hosted a Civic Reception in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork to mark the celebration of International Women’s Day 2007.

The Lord Mayor told the assembled guests that though progress had been made, ours was not yet an equal society:

“International Women's Day is a celebration of the progress of women and indeed a reminder that many women are still hungry not just for food but for status and respect. He continued, “Equality has not arrived or indeed started to arrive in many countries throughout the world and indeed has not arrived in this country completely as yet. There are many remnants of the unequal society still visible today. The numbers of women in politics is appallingly low the numbers of women in high positions does not reflect the educational achievements of women in our society.

The Lord Mayor went on to pay tribute to the important and influential women in his own life paying particular tribute to his mother Sheila, his wife Eileen and his own sisters and extended family. He concluded with the wish that the world in which his granddaughters Rachel, Cliona, Lisa and Ruth will live in would be more equal for future generations of women and introduced the main speaker for the evening, Ms. Eileen Fleming representing the Domestic Violence Social Work Team of the Health Service Executive.

The event was attended by senior female staff of the Army, Navy and Garda Síochána, by the newly elected president of the Cork Business Association Linda Nolan and Patsy Supple of the Construction Industry Federation.

International Womens Day

Francoise Letteller,French Consul; Mary Crilly; Garda Trish Riordan; Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Ahern; Maureen Frost; Linda Nolan, President, Cork Business Association


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