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#Countess Markievicz

# countess-markievicz - Monday 29 October, 2018

New exhibition aims to deshroud mystery around Countess Markievicz

Ireland’s first female minister was an artist, aristocrat, prisoner, suffragette and soldier.

# countess-markievicz - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

A portrait of the former Sinn Fein MP is set to be presented to the British Parliament later today.

# countess-markievicz - Friday 9 February, 2018

From the archives: A Christmas card from Countess Markievicz in Holloway Prison

In our final piece marking the centenary of the women’s vote in 1918, we take a look at items in the archive related to Countess Markievicz.

# countess-markievicz - Monday 1 January, 2018

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December

Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.

# countess-markievicz - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote

Republican leader Markievicz will also be celebrated in the UK as the first woman elected to the UK House of Commons.

# countess-markievicz - Friday 27 October, 2017

Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to House of Commons - republican Countess Markievicz

Following querying from, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister was aware of who she would be celebrating when making the announcement this week.

# countess-markievicz - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'People really loved her': 90th anniversary of Countess Markievicz's funeral to be commemorated

The event will mark her impact on Irish history.

# countess-markievicz - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Handcuffs used on Countess Markievicz to go under the hammer

The handcuffs will be sold later this month with an estimate of €5,000 to €8,000.

# countess-markievicz - Monday 26 October, 2015

This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition

Margaret Skinnider was the only woman wounded in action during the rebellion.

# countess-markievicz - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos

Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.

# countess-markievicz - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

# countess-markievicz - Friday 18 November, 2011

Taoiseach backs plan to rename bridge after Mary McAleese

Senator Jim D’arcy has called for Boyne Bridge to be renamed after the former president and says he has the support of Enda Kenny.