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On This Day: Women Got The Vote In Ireland 100 Years Ago

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On this day 100 years ago, women who met a certain criteria got the right to vote in Ireland.

Women who could vote were over 30, possessed property rights or had a university education.

The Representation of the People Act 1918 is what brought about this change. Under the act, men over the age of 21 could also vote, an age range that dropped from 30.

The act stated:

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It wasn’t until four years later, with the implementation of the Constitution of the Irish Free State Act, 1922, that all women over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote in Ireland.

Article 14 can be viewed below:

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A full timeline of how women got the vote can be accessed using this link.

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