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Constance Markiewicz

4 February 1868 – 15 July 1927

Irish republican politician, nationalist, feminist and socialist, first woman elected to the UK parliament (1918) and first woman elected to the Irish Dáil (1918).

 

A good nationalist should look upon slugs in her garden in much the same way as she looks on the English in Ireland.

Bean na Eireann Nov 1908

 

I wish you had the decency to shoot me.

1917, on hearing that her death sentence after the Easter Rising had been commuted to imprisonment.

 

 

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