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Constance Markievicz as a captain in the Irish Citizen Army.

When Constance Markievicz – from a cell in London’s Holloway Prison – was nominated to stand as Sinn Féin’s candidate for Dublin’s St Patrick’s Ward i(...)

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(...)

Constance Cassidy, centre, with a group of current and former female government ministers who gathered at Lissadell House in Sligo in July 2018, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz. Photograph: James Connolly

Frances Fitzgerald, Jan O’Sullivan and Heather Humphreys are members of the exclusive club of 19 women who have served as senior Government Ministers (...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1877-1946), political activist, was born on May 24th, 1877, in Kanturk, Co Cork, eldest among two sons and four daughters of(...)

Anna Maria Haslam (1829-1922), campaigner for women’s rights, was born Anna Fisher in Youghal, Co Cork, in April 1829, the 16th of 17 children of Abra(...)

Louise Gavan Duffy (1884-1969), educator, nationalist and Irish-language enthusiast, was born on July 17th, 1884, in the Cimiez neighbourhood of the F(...)

Charlotte Despard (1844-1939), suffragist, nationalist, socialist and writer, was born on June 15th, 1844, in Ripple Vale, near the southern English p(...)

Cissie Cahalan (1876-1948), trade unionist and suffragist, was born in Cork in 1876. Little is known of her early life, other than that she was appren(...)

Louisa Bennett (1870-1956), suffragist, trade unionist and peace activist, was born on January 7th, 1870, on Garville Avenue in Rathgar, Dublin, the e(...)

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