Dáil Éireann - Volume 632 - 22 February, 2007

Written Answers. - National Women’s Strategy.

Mr. Boyle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the status of the National Women’s Strategy; when the strategy will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6859/07]

Mr. Stanton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the [504] National Women’s Strategy has been finalised; if not, when he expects it to be finalised; when he will publish the strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6867/07]

  Mr. McDowell: I propose to take Questions Nos. 39 and 47 together.

The National Women’s Strategy is currently being finalised with a view to bringing it to Government shortly, and, in this regard, the target date for publication of the Strategy is by end of March 2007. While the preparation of the Strategy has been time-consuming, it has involved a significant amount of research and consultation with a view to preparing a comprehensive strategy that will resonate with all the women of Ireland. I believe that the Strategy, when published, will provide a solid road map for the achievement of true gender equality in Ireland.