#OTD in 1912 – Members of The Irish Women’s Franchise League are arrested.

When the Home Rule Bill was passed on Committee Stage without a clause on women’s suffrage, the IWFL began its militant campaign. On 13 June 1912, eight members of the IWFL broke the windows of government offices. Among them was Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, who chose Dublin Castle, the seat of the British administration in Ireland, as her target. The suffragettes refused to pay for the damage and received sentences between one and six months.

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