Sinn Féin


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Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Despard
CD 's younger brother, later Sir John French , had a high-profile military career. He became a Field Marshal in 1913 and commander of the British Expeditionary Force in Europe at the start of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
ENC 's father, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, was born in about 1903 and lived until 1970.
Ó Cuilleanáin, Cormac, editor. “Authorbiography”.
The birthdate of Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin the elder is inferred from the statements of Cormac the younger that at...
Family and Intimate relationships Eva Gore-Booth
EGB 's elder sister Constance (later Countess Markievicz ) was an Irish patriot and the first woman MP in Britain (though as a member of Sinn Féin she did not take her seat). The sisters'...
Occupation Constance, Countess Markievicz
While CCM was imprisoned the Dail was declared illegal and Sinn Féin , Cumann na mBan , and other groups were proscribed. Following her release, she remained head of the Labour ministry and joined her...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, was arrested along with other Sinn Féin leaders (including Maud Gonne ) on the pretext of a German Plot, and imprisoned in Holloway Jail ; she was not released until 10 March 1919.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora, 1988.
182, 189
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Standing from prison for the constituency of St Patrick's, Dublin, Constance, Countess Markievicz, became the first woman elected to the British Parliament ; but, following Sinn Féin policy, she did not take her seat at Westminster.
Palmer, Alan, and Veronica Palmer. The Chronology of British History. Century, 1992.
Cook, Chris, and John Stevenson. The Longman Handbook of Modern British History, 1714-1980. Longman, 1983.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, resigned as President of Cumann na mBan (the women's council of the Irish Volunteers ) in order to join Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny ), a party formed by Eamon De Valera
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
She was also elected to the committee that produced the new Inine journal Bean na h-Eireann (meaning woman of Ireland).She was introduced to the Inine group by Helena Molony , an activist who met...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM held training camps for the boys (initially at her home) at which, with Helena Molony and others, she gave them lessons in Gaelic, drills, and firearm handling. The new group was criticized by Arthur Griffith
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Despite her focus on the ICA, CCM maintained a passionate involvement with many (sometimes conflicting) groups, such as Sinn Féin , the Irish Republican Brotherhood , and the Irish Volunteers .
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora, 1988.
104, 118, 121
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
About half of the seventy-three Sinn Fein members who were elected were still imprisoned. Sinn Féin boycotted the House of Commons and formed the republican parliament Dail Eireann in Dublin.
Marreco, Anne. The Rebel Countess: The Life and Times of Constance Markievicz. Chilton Books, 1967.
243, 245
Coxhead, Elizabeth. Daughters of Erin: Five Women of the Irish Renascence. Secker and Warburg, 1965.
politics Charlotte Despard
CD resigned from Sinn Fein .
Mulvihill, Margaret. Charlotte Despard: A Biography. Pandora, 1989.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM returned home to further conflict. Shortly after losing her seat in the Pact Election of June 1922, she joined the IRA Irregulars in a violent seizure of prominent public buildings, the Four Courts, in...
politics Charlotte Despard
After moving to Ireland, CD campaigned strongly for Sinn Fein , well into her old age though not until the end of her life. At Roebuck House she was watched by a plain-clothes detective working...
politics Evelyn Sharp
The reason for her fact-finding visit in 1921 was that ES had been asked to be a speaker in a campaign to raise awareness in Britain about the Irish situation, and she felt that she...


21 April 1907
The Cumann na nGaedheal and Dungannon Clubs merged to form the Sinn Féin League in Ireland.
The new Sinn Féin League (the Irish Republican party) officially supported women's suffrage, but argued that the women's vote must wait until after Ireland gained independence.
11 April 1912
Asquith brought forward the Liberal party 's third Home Rule Bill for Ireland (since 1886) in return for election support from John Redmond of the Irish Party .
“Living Heritage. Parliament and Ireland. Third Home Rule Bill”. www.
December 1914
Sinn Féin, the newspaper organized in 1906 by Arthur Griffith as a vehicle of the Irish nationalist group Sinn Féin , was suppressed.
After April 1916
The executions and arrests that followed the Easter Rising in Ireland aided Sinn Féin in becoming a mass movement.
April 1917
The Irish Women's Franchise League was denied representation at the Sinn Féin All-Ireland conference because it refused to attend as a nationalist organisation.
25 October 1917
Sinn Féin , reorganized by Cathal Brugha and Michael Collins , adopted a constitution. Based on its principles, Sinn Féin became a national movement on a platform of Irish national independence and the withdrawal of...
December 1918
The Irish Women's Franchise League campaigned for Winnifred Carney and Constance Markievicz , the only women Sinn Féin candidates in this month's general election.
14 December 1918
The post-war general election (sometimes called the coupon election) was the first in which some British women (those over thirty with a property qualification of their own or their husband's) voted.
21 January 1919
The first Dáil Éireann or Irish Constituent Assembly convened, consisting of members elected for Sinn Féin at the British election of 14 December 1918, and regarding itself as the legitimate government of Ireland.
16 June 1922
The Irish Free State held a General Election. A large majority of Sinn Féin candidates were in favour of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921.
17 May 2002
The general election in the Republic of Ireland returned the Fianna Fail to power with thirty members and 41.5 percent of the vote. Five Sinn Féin members were elected, and six Green Party members.