The Irish Votes for Women Movement and the tricky relationship with British Suffragists

Today a picture of the first woman elected to the House of Commons, Constance Markievicz, was gifted to the UK Parliament by the Irish Parliament (Houses of the Oireachtas). To mark this occasion we are delighted to publish this guest post by Professor Louise Ryan. While there was much that united Irish and British suffragists, not least their shared campaign for the vote from the Westminster parliament, it would be wrong to underestimate the important differences between these two movements. British women were fighting for enfranchisement from their own parliament, even though the government did not represent the voices of … Continue reading The Irish Votes for Women Movement and the tricky relationship with British Suffragists