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5 October 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Friday 5 October Dublin City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’. A century ago the women of Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote, the culmination of years of ‘first wave’ feminist activism, not only on the suffrage question, but in the wider Irish nationalist, labour and cultural movements of the day. However, women’s rights were marginalized in the partitioned, conservative Ireland that emerged thereafter, until challenged by the ‘second wave’ of feminism in the 1970s, particularly on reproductive and health issues. In the wake of the recent 2:1 vote to repeal the Eight Amendment can it now be argued that ‘third wave’ feminist activism has gone mainstream?

To discuss these and related matters History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham will host a discussion with Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUI Galway), Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Kitty Holland (Irish Times), and Anne Speed (ICTU).

The Hedge School will take place at 6.30pm. Admission free, all welcome. This event is taking place as part of the Dublin Festival of History.

From RTÉ Archives: Milestones for Irish women.


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