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President Higgins Unveils Plaque In Memory Of Iconic Irish Suffragette

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has unveiled a plaque in memory of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and that of the Irish suffragette movement.

The plaque was erected at the Ship Street Great entrance to Dublin Castle yesterday, marking the spot where, on June 13th in 1912, Hanna smashed windows in the Castle in protest against votes for women being excluded from the Home Rule Bill for Ireland.

At the unveiling of the plaque President Higgins said:

“The women we honour today taught us that, with enduring well-informed activism, yield it does. Today, the struggle to create a truly just, inclusive, and sustainable republic of equal citizens continues and through our commemoration we are reminded that if we can summon the same courage as those women of one hundred years ago, it is a struggle that we can win.”


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