Mary Lou’s ascension
Artist Noel Murphy’s portrait featuring all 53 female members of the Dáil and Seanad. In the piece, Noel has also placed Countess Markievicz, connecting the first woman elected to parliament, with the contemporary women who had followed her.
Sir, – Mary Lou McDonald’s ascension to the presidency of Sinn Féin is beautifully captured in Noel Murphy’s painting (Front page, March 9th). She is surrounded in renaissance style by apostles, disciples and acolites. – Yours, etc,