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 Wednesday 18 April, 2018 Dublin City Council hosted a one-day conference to mark the Mansion House Conference against conscription which was convened and chaired by Lord Mayor Laurence O’Neill on 18 April 1918 at Dublin’s Mansion House. Conscription into the British armed forces had not been extended to Ireland during the First World War, and Irish nationalist…

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