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Countess Markievicz: The Only Woman Candidate Returned

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In this newsreel, Countess Markievicz is elected as MP for the St Patrick’s Division of Dublin. She was the first woman to ever be elected into British Parliament, but she refused to take her seat and joined Sinn Fein TDs to form the first Dail Eireann. Constance Georgine Markievicz, known as Countess Markievicz, was a […]

Waterford Elections

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The Waterford by-elections, March 22nd 1918: An enthusiastic crowd of people gather and cheer in excitement as Sinn Féin candidate, Dr. Vincent White, exits a building alongside Captain William Redmond (son of John Redmond). Captain William Redmond, from the Irish Nationalist Party defeated Sinn Féin candidate Dr. Vincent White in the by-election but campaigns began […]

Red Cross Society Garden Fête in Dublin

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Red Cross functions were designed to help raise funds for the Red Cross charity. A variety of games and entertainment were planned. One game in particular shows a man trying to get into a basket which is balanced on two poles. He appears to pretend to be severely injured but based on the spectator’s reaction […]

Irish Food Committee

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A close up of three Irish women at a table preparing food, most likely for soldiers. During the First World War era (1914- 1918) the women of Ireland quickly adapted to the many challenges initiated by Britain’s declaration of war against Germany. The country’s existing network of philanthropic organisations provided a solid foundation for a […]