The women who made Irish history

The women who made Irish history
Siobhan Parkinson: ‘I get emotional when I think about Eibhlin Dubh Ní Chonaill’ Pic: Bryan Meade

Twenty Irish women who challenged the status quo, fought for equal rights and changed society have been commemorated in a new book

‘It is important,” writes Sabina Higgins in the preface to Rocking the System, “that we remember the women who refused to accept a world where they were considered to be of less importance, and to have fewer rights than men. They were women who not only wanted a more equal world for themselves and other women, but a more equal world for all those who were poor or oppressed or treated with great injustice.”

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