Women’s Right to Vote in Ireland

The women’s right to vote in Ireland was made official in the year 1918.  The right was earned due to the actions of suffragettes and protests made by liberal men and women over the years. The main methods of protests involved hunger strikes influenced by the Russian methods of protest. The main cause of the stir was influenced by the socio-economic position of the women in the middle and upper-class section of the society. John Stuart Mill was one of the early advocates of the women’s rights who also found support in furthering the cause.

Our team from Lensmen were out in the streets of Dublin interviewing random citizens on the women’s rights. This is what people had to say (you may watch the video below):

Lady- “I think it’s like a lot better, women that a better voice…and a lot of the things that I wish to be voted on in this country is a lot to do with women like the abortion and all that..it’s to do with women.”

Gentleman- “It should have been done an awful long… long.. long time before it did happen… And as far as I am concerned women are much more to contribute to society than men have.

Ladies – “It’s helped us… we can vote in like equality, referendum and stuff like that.. we can vote…we can vote for all that now so obviously nowadays that’s just a said thing…”

Girl – “Emm I think women voting is a good thing is… had a good impact on the society. It makes everything more equal in my opinion.”

Our Lensmen team were delighted to meet the crowd and we appreciate their time. We also thank them to come and join us in the random video interview.

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