Irish Women's Suffrage and Local Government Association


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politics Helen Blackburn
HB 's Times obituary notes that in addition to her activities in the suffrage and labour movements, her knowledge of Ireland and of Irish life and character made her a stanch [sic] supporter of the...
politics Eva Gore-Booth
While briefly at Lissadell before leaving for Manchester to live with Esther, Eva launched a branch of the Irish Women's Suffrage and Local Government Association with her sisters Constance and Mabel . This group was...
politics May Laffan
It is unclear whether or not ML was involved with the Dublin Women's Suffrage Association (founded by the Quaker Anna Haslam ). She attended its inaugural meeting on 3 March 1876 with a member of...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
With her sisters Eva and Mabel , Constance Gore-Booth (later Markievicz) launched a branch of the Irish Women's Suffrage and Local Government Association ; this was one of the first of such organizations in Ireland.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora, 1988.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.


21 August 1911
The Irish Women's Suffrage Federation was founded by Louie Bennett and Helen Chenevix to link smaller suffrage organisations operating across Ireland.
By 15 August 1914
Irish suffrage organisations established an emergency council to organize war-relief work while continuing to promote the cause of women's suffrage; the Irish Women's Franchise League refused to participate.
August 1918
Irish suffragist groups campaigned against Regulation 40.D of the Defence of the Realm Act (40.D DORA), under which any woman accused by a soldier of having venereal disease could be detained and medically examined.