Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

On a tour of Ireland, one might easily ask: where are the women? There are statues to a few (we counted just five), a smattering of commemorative plaq(...)

Kathleen Lonsdale (photographed in 1943) was made professor of chemistry at University College London in 1949, the first woman professor at the university. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)