Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said women are at the heart of decision making as part of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament.
Speaking as the group, which includes four Sinn Féin MEPs, made history when it counted more women than men in its membership, Ms Anderson said;
“Gender equality is a key priority for Sinn Féin on councils, in the Assembly, in the Dáil, in the Seanad, at Westminster and in Europe.
“I am delighted that the GUE/NGL group we sit with in the European Parliament now has more women than men.
“After the May elections, not only did the group’s representation in the parliament increase by 50 per cent, the gender balance became equal for the first time. Now, as Tania González Peñas has joined the group, the number of women has risen to 27.
“This puts women at the heart of decision making in the European Parliament and is yet another example of Sinn Féin’s commitment to equality.”