At the launch of the #Vótáil100 hashtag, Senator Ivana Bacik, chairperson of the Vótáil 100 steering committee, explains the significance of the centenary marked in 2018.
Conference part 1
On 1 February, Vótáil 100 co-sponsored a conference in the Royal Irish Academy entitled Representation, Gender and Politics: Past and Present. In part 1, the panel discusses historical perspectives on women's activism and the early suffrage movement.
Conference part 2
In part 2 of the joint conference on Representation, Gender and Politics: Past and Present at the Royal Irish Academy, the panel discusses suffrage in the historical context.
Conference part 3
In part 3 of the joint conference on Representation, Gender and Politics: Past and Present at the Royal Irish Academy, Jane Suiter chairs a discussion on women in Parliament. The panel comprises Senators Gabrielle McFadden, Ivana Bacik and Alice-Mary Higgins and Deputies Clare Daly, Louise O'Reilly and Fiona O'Loughlin.
Conference part 4
In part 4 of the joint conference on Representation, Gender and Politics: Past and Present at the Royal Irish Academy, the panel talks about politics and gender in Ireland today, including the impact of gender quotas.
Statements in Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann marked 6 February 2018 by hearing statements on the centenary of women's suffrage. Speakers include Deputy Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Deputies Niamh Smyth, Louise O'Reilly, Joan Burton, Ruth Coppinger, Joan Collins, Catherine Murphy and Catherine Martin.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
On 6 March, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the first woman to serve as a Minister since the foundation of the State, gave a lecture in Leinster House. She spoke about the importance of our national language to her and in her work and about her life and career in Irish and European politics.