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QUIZ: How much do you know about Irish women’s history?

Take our quiz to find out.

Countess_Markiewicz Source: Wikipedia

IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S Day today – but how much do you know about the history of women in Ireland?

We’ve put together this quiz to help you find out.

Which university was this Provost talking about when he said: "Over my dead body will women enter this college"?
Trinity College Dublin
University College Cork

Queen's University, Belfast
When was the Marriage Bar - which meant that women had to leave their public service or bank job when they got married - removed?
1952
1973

1981
What year was the sale of contraceptives for "family planning or for adequate medical reasons" allowed in Ireland?
1976
1980

1987
What is a woman's life expectancy in Ireland? (Number is rounded off)
83
85

88
Who was Ireland's first female TD?
Kathleen Clarke
Constance Markievicz

Ada English
123 male TDs were elected in 2016's general election. How many female TDs were elected?
25
35

45
How many real-life Irish women are there statues of in Dublin city?
2
3

5
What vaccine did Dublin woman Dorothy Stopford Price introduce to Ireland?
MMR
BCG

Polio
In 1927, the Minister for Justice sought to have women excluded from jury service. Was he successful in this?
Yes, until 1938.
No.

Yes, until 1970
What's the current most popular girl's name in Ireland?
Sophie
Emma

Emily
Legislation on equal pay for men and women was introduced in...
1953
1967

1974
Answer all the questions to see your result!
Rolling News
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President Mary Robinson
You know your women's history - top work.
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Cher Horowitz
You know a lot, but you've got a little bit to go.
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Karen Smith
Could do better - you've got a bit of learning to do, but you're on the right track.
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