In February 1918, women aged 30 and over were granted the right to vote under the Representation of the People Act. This was also the year of the introduction of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act which made women eligible to be elected to, sit and vote in the House of Commons. Eleven women stood in the 1918 elections with Countess Markievicz being the only woman elected to that parliament.
To mark the centenary of women’s right to vote in Ireland, Fianna Fáil will hold a commemorative event at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. The Pillar Room is, of course, the room where Countess Markievicz’s remains lay in State following her death in July 1927.
Tickets for the Pillar Room are limited, so early booking is essential. Entry on the evening is strictly limited to ticket holders. Please let all CDC/CC/Cumainn members know and, in particular, those who may not be on email or subscribed to the Fianna Fáil weekly bulletin.
Tickets for the event are €10 each for members and €20 each for others. You can book your place now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 01 676 1551 or below.
Note: Parking details for the event can be found here.
Non Member’s Ticket.