Diarmaid Ferriter: Women’s soccer players evoke past rebels

FAI row shows how female protesters always raise the hackles of the men in charge

Trade unionist Rosie Hackett was among the women determined to mark the anniversary of the execution of James Connolly.

Trade unionist Rosie Hackett was among the women determined to mark the anniversary of the execution of James Connolly.

This week, members of the Irish women’s soccer team continued a tradition of Irish women occupying Liberty Hall to challenge the male establishment.

Exactly 100 years ago, female Irish rebels were planning how best to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

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