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The Glass Ceiling The Glass Ceiling

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Hosted by Ciara Phelan

    Sinn Féin's Pauline Tully on the horrific stabbing by her ex-husband

    Sinn Féin's Pauline Tully on the horrific stabbing by her ex-husband

    Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan Pauline Tully is the guest on the final episode of this series of The Glass Ceiling.

    A single parent to Pearse, 12, and Eoghan, 9, Pauline lives in rural Cavan where she grew up on a small farm. She is also Sinn Féin spokesperson on Disability and Carers and a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters.

    Pauline discusses the horrific attack by her ex-husband that left her fighting for her life, how she and her family came to terms with the trauma, and her thoughts on his potential release from prison.




    Pauline also taught Maths and History in Breifne College in Cavan Town, and speaks of the legacy of her teaching career and the pride she has in her students' achievements.

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    • 38 min
    Eileen Flynn on mental health crises in Traveller communities

    Eileen Flynn on mental health crises in Traveller communities

    Senator Eileen Flynn joins Ciara Phelan on this week's festive episode of The Glass Ceiling.

    Eileen talks about being an advocate of Traveller rights within the Irish political system, as well as juggling family life with that of a sitting Senator. From the experience of a being a child on a Dublin halting site to her experience on committees in Leinster House, Eileen's is a unique journey.

    She also talks about the mental health crises facing Traveller communities, and moving from her family home in Labre Park in Ballyfermot to Donegal.

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    • 45 min
    Holly Cairns on fighting for farmers and ensuring women's healthcare

    Holly Cairns on fighting for farmers and ensuring women's healthcare

    This week on The Glass Ceiling, Ciara Phelan speak to Holly Cairns - TD for Cork South-West for Social Democrats.

    Holly speaks about the need to advocate for those based in the countryside, and her experience of growing up on a farm. She also talks about her first eighteen months in the Dáil and gender equality within its walls.

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    • 39 min
    Lisa Chambers: recovering from electoral setbacks & COVID maternity

    Lisa Chambers: recovering from electoral setbacks & COVID maternity

    Fianna Fáil senator Lisa Chambers joins episode 2 of the second series of The Glass Ceiling with Ciara Phelan.

    Lisa discusses her life in the Defence Forces, entering the Dáil as a female TD, and the setback of not being re-elected.

    A recent mother to her first child, Lisa discusses the experience of going into labour during the depths of COVID lockdown, and how it affected her approach to issues that affect women.

    We look at the distances still to travel, as well as the achievements already made, with female input into the Irish legislative system, and her experience in the Seanad.

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    • 32 min
    Josepha Madigan on her sexual assault experience and life as a TD

    Josepha Madigan on her sexual assault experience and life as a TD

    Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan joins Ciara Phelan to kick off season two of The Glass Ceiling.

    Josepha prompted a national conversation when she talked about her experience of being a survivor of sexual assault. She talks about her decision to do that, the impact on her family, and what it means to be able to engage with voters.

    She talks about the experience of being a female in the public eye, the experience of legislating during COVID-19 and her storied family background.

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    • 34 min
    Series 2 of The Glass Ceiling - starting Monday 13 December

    Series 2 of The Glass Ceiling - starting Monday 13 December

    The Glass Ceiling is back, as Ciara Phelan meets some of the most influential women on the Irish political scene.

    Ciara is the political correspondent for the Irish Mirror, and in series two she will find out what makes some of Ireland's most recognisable women tick.

    We look at the triumphs and the setbacks, as well as the issues that are uniquely experienced by women in politics.

    In episode one, we meet Fine Gael Minister of State at the Department of Education, Josepha Madigan. She tells Ciara about the life-changing decision to speak out about surviving sexual assault, as well as her unique experience of life in Irish politics.

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