Mollie On The March
Imprint: The O'Brien Press
352 Pages, 5.1 x 7.7 in
- May 2018
- In Stock
If only they didn’t have to worry about Nora’s terrible cousin, her awful brother and her neighbour’s very annoying dog …
An engaging story about a strong and intelligent girl fighting for the right for women to vote.
WHEN DID IRISH WOMEN GET THE VOTE?
The Representation of the People Act 1918 became law on 6 February 1918. It gave the vote to virtually all men over 21, and women over 30 who met certain requirements. In November 1918 an act was passed which enabled women to stand for parliament in the forthcoming elections.
The only woman to win a seat in parliament across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in December 1918 was Constance Markievicz, who was elected by the people of south Dublin but who did not take her seat. In 1922, the new Irish Free State gave the vote to all women over 21, finally giving Irish women the same voting rights as Irish men.