LEIXLIP 3 MAY 2018 – THE SUFFRAGE CAMPAIGN IN IRELAND – DR. LEEANN LANE

by ehistoryadmin on April 21, 2018

‘The suffrage campaign in Ireland in the early twentieth century’

Presented by Dr. Leeann Lane.

LEIXLIP LIBRARY

Thursday 3rd May, 7pm.

This talk will focus on the militant suffrage campaign in Ireland from the establishment of the Irish Women’s Franchise League by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins in 1908. It will examine the manner and the type of violence that was carried out across Ireland in pursuit of the vote, the imprisonment of Irish suffragettes, their demands for political prisoner status and the hunger strikes that ensued when such was denied. It will also look at the Representation of People Act 1918 which granted a limited female franchise and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, 1918 which allowed women to stand for election. It will conclude with a discussion the 1918 election of Countess Markievicz as the first female MP to the House of Commons in Westminster.

 

Dr. Leeann Lane is a lecturer in the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University. She is the author of Rosamond Jacob. Third Person Singular (Dublin: UCD Press, 2010) and is finishing a biography of Dorothy Macardle.

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