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Eva Selina Gore-Booth (1870-1926), poet, mystic, trade unionist and suffragist, was born on May 22nd, 1870, at Lissadell in Co Sligo, the second of th(...)

Past and present women TDs and ministers at Leinster House to mark the occasion of the first working meeting of the Irish Women’s Parliamentary Caucus in November 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Constance Markievicz’s election in 1918, her subsequent appointment as minister for labour in the revolutionary first Dáil Éireann in 1919, and the ex(...)

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A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Eric Hobsbawm, the late eminent left-wing historian, and took the opportunity to ask him what he belie(...)

Helen Sophia Chenevix (1886-1963), trade unionist, suffragist and social campaigner, was born on November 13th, 1886, at Ivy Bank in Blackrock, Co Dub(...)

Florence Moon, who was born in Birmingham, came to live in Galway following her marriage to Charles Moon. The couple had three children, Blanche, Elsa(...)

Sarah Henrietta Persse was born in Glenarde, Galway, third eldest child in the family of 10 of Eleanor and Henry Persse. Her mother was active in loca(...)

Jennie Wyse Power (1858-1941) nationalist and suffragist, was born Jane O’Toole in May 1858 in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow. She was the youngest among fou(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Constance Georgine Markievicz (1868-1927), Countess Markievicz, republican and labour activist, was born on February 4th, 1868, at Buckingham Gate, Lo(...)

Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942), republican, was born on March 27th, 1872, in Bermondsey in London, the eldest of seven surviving children of an English mo(...)

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