Pakistani women  queue to vote outside a polling station during the general election in Lahore on July 25th, 2018: female participation in elections in Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. Photograph:  Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

The Representation of People Act 1918 granted the vote to Irish and English women aged over 30 who met certain property qualifications. While some na(...)

The National Print Museum  collaborated with the National Library of Ireland to reproduce a replica series of an original surviving suffrage protest poster. The poster was printed letterpress on the Museum’s Vandercook press by graphic artist Mary Plunkett, and the commemorative replica was made up of a limited edition of 500 posters. Prints are available to purchase from the National Print Museum.

Irish women have often suffered from limited historical representation in the material and visual records displayed in our museums. As a museum colle(...)

Louisa Anna Maria Todhunter, nee Davies, was born in Folkestone, Kent, the daughter of George Davies, who at that time was head of the county constabu(...)