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Countess Markievicz School 2018
28 April @ 10:00 - 15:30
In the centenary year of Constance Markievicz’s historic election as the first Irish woman elected to parliament, we have an excellent line up of speakers for our 8th annual event. We hope you will be able to join us for 100 years of Suffrage: Rights and Representation in Liberty Hall on Saturday 28th April 2018, where…
Dawn Foster, Guardian columnist and ’one of the left’s most 100 most influential voices’ will deliver the keynote address.
10.30am: Parity and Political Representation
Yvonne Galligan, Professor of Politics, Queens University Belfast
Orla O’Connor, Director, National Women’s Council of Ireland
Louise O’Reilly, Sinn Féin TD, Dublin Fingal
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Lunch
1.00pm: Keynote Speach from Dawn Foster, Guardian columnist
1.30pm – 3.00pm: Repeal and Consent
Tara Flynn, Actress, Comedian & Writer
Cliona Saidléar, Executive Director, Rape Crisis Network of Ireland
Colette Browne, Journalist and Broadcaster
Ailbhe Smyth, Feminist Campaigner & Convenor, Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment
Registration starts at 10am.
We look forward to seeing you there
Chairperson, Markievicz School Committee