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Political Voices: the Participation of Women in Irish Public Life, 1918-201...

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As part of our Decade of Centenaries programme, the National University of Ireland, in collaboration with Maynooth University Social Sciences Unit, is pleased to announce a one-day symposium: Political Voices: the Participation of Women in Irish Public Life, 1918-2018.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of People Act 1918 and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918, which granted limited voting rights to women. This symposium is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the first General Election in Ireland, as it seeks, in particular, to explore the participation of women in the political life of the State from 1918 to 2018. The speakers will reflect on the last 100 years of women’s activism and participation in Irish public life.

Justice Catherine McGuinness will deliver the plenary paper. Other speakers will include: Dr Caitríona Beaumount, London South Bank University; Dr John Borgonovo, UCC; Professor Linda Connolly, Maynooth University; Ms Bernadette Devlin-McAliskey; Ms Claire McGing, Maynooth University; Professor Senia Paseta, University of Oxford; Dr Ailbhe Smyth; Dr Margaret Ward, QUB; and Dr Pádraig Yeates.

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Professor Linda Connolly, Director of Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute
Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar of the National University of Ireland
Ms Claire McGing,
Athena Swan Project Officer/Research Assistant, MUSSI
Dr Emer Purcell, Publications Office, NUI


Full programme is available here.


Bean na hÉireann image courtesy of The Defence Forces, Military Archives. BMH-CD-005-3-09 – Geraldine Dillon collection.



Please note that symposium will be filmed and photographed. The recording and photographs may be used for outreach and promotional purposes on the NUI website and social media channels; by our event partners and by mainstream media. If you do not wish to have your photograph used for such purposes, please speak to a member of NUI staff at the event, or email publications@nui.ie in advance of the symposium.


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National University of Ireland
49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
E-mail publications@nui.ie
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