‘Sometimes it takes a change in the law to change the culture. We may wish it wasn’t so, but wishing and hoping has only got us 16 per cent of women in the Dáil.’ Above, TDs and senators at an event on January 28th, 2014 to mark the historic election in which women first had the right to vote, and in which Constance Markievicz was elected as the first woman TD and MP. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

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