Women for Europe Co-Founder Niamh Gallagher met the Claran Guild of the Irish Countrywomen's Association in Headford Galway on Monday evening. The group discussed the content of the Lisbon Treaty and its impact on women's lives. They also drew attention tot eh key role played by the Irish Contrywomen's Association in lobbying at European level through COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union) and the various European measures that have had a positive impact on Irish women's lives.
Niamh also met with the Headford Women's Group, a group with representatives from a variety of EU countries and beyond. The discussion was lively, and members shared their own experiences of Europe and their views on Lisbon, and the changes it will bring. The role of the Irish Commissioner was a hot topic, as was the misleading nature of the Cóir posters on the minimum wage. The Headford women warmly welcomed the arrival of a new, civil society group on the YES side.