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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Suffragettes

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# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
President Higgins unveils plaque at Dublin Castle where an Irish suffragette smashed a window
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, which aimed to ensure that women got the right to vote as part of the Home Rule Bill.
# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
"Votes for women!": Suffragette's granddaughter returns to smash windows at Dublin Castle
The historic window smashing by suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was reenacted to mark 100 years since legislation was passed that gave Irish women the right to vote.
# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
Dublin Castle to reenact moment an Irish suffragette smashed its windows
Next Tuesday will mark 100 years since legislation was passed that would give women the right to vote.
# vogue uk
Vogue UK has labelled seven British women 'the new suffragettes' of 2018
Women to watch.
# pic of the day
These three women used Galway Races Ladies Day to make a point about abortion
They went back in time to talk about the present.
# cable street
People are angry that a museum meant to celebrate women is now devoted to Jack the Ripper
Y’know, Jack the Ripper. Who killed women.
Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette
Throughout her career, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington strove simultaneously for national freedom and women’s rights, writes Leah Butler.
# Suffragettes
Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.