On Saturday 9 June 2019 SIPTU hosted a commemorative event in the forecourt of the Mansion House, Dublin to mark the centenary of ‘Lá na mBan’, 9 June 1918. This had arisen from the conscription crisis of 1918, and thousands of female activists took to the streets for Women’s Day/Lá na mBan to register another concerted…

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On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2018 the second ‘Irish Military Seminar’ took place at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The aim of the seminar was to look at all aspects of Irish military history, in a county that has a long association with multiple military traditions that continues up to the present…

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On Wednesday 6 June 2018 Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson St, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of Ida Milne’s Stacking the coffins: Influenza, war and revolution in Ireland, 1918-19 The 1918-19 influenza pandemic disrupted Irish society and politics. Stilling cities and towns as it passed through, it closed schools, courts and libraries, quelled trade, crammed hospitals, and stretched…

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Beginning Thursday 17 May 2018 the National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, presented a new exhibition entitled Print, protest, and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908-1918. This exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the first female parliamentary vote in Ireland through exploration of the use of…

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