#OTD in 1908 – Irish Women’s Franchise League is founded by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins, with the intention of gaining voting rights for women.

The Irish Women’s Franchise League was an organisation for women’s suffrage which was set up in Dublin in November 1908. Its founder members included Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Francis Sheehy-Skeffington and James H. Cousins. Thomas MacDonagh was a member. Its paper was The Irish Citizen, which was published from 1912 to 1920. The paper was edited originally […]

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1908 – Irish Women’s Franchise League is founded by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins, with the intention of gaining voting rights for women.

Hannah and Francis Sheehy-Skeffington and Margaret Cousins founded the radical Irish Women’s Franchise League (IWFL) in 1908; Hanna was elected chairwoman and Meg Connery served as vice-chairwoman. The IWFL was the most outspoken and public manifestation of women’s discontent and radical feminism in Ireland. Its primary aim was to secure women’s suffrage within Home Rule. […]

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