Gift of painting to House of Commons postponed
The presentation of a portrait of Countess de Markievicz to the House of Commons has been postponed due to the status red weather warning. The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl will present the portrait to the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, at a future date. Countess de Markievicz was the first woman elected to the House of Commons.
Senator Ivana Bacik, chairperson of the Vótáil 100 steering committee, outlines the events planned to commemorate the centenary of Irish women's right to vote.
Last updated - 21 Mar 2018, 17.15
Culture Night 2018
A celebration of Irish history and political culture themed around the Vótáil 100 commemoration, Leinster House
Art exhibition on Countess de Markievicz
The National Gallery of Ireland, in collaboration with the Houses of the Oireachtas, will hold an exhibition exploring aspects of Countess de Markievicz's complex and enigmatic identity through her visual portrayal in painting, photography, illustration and film.
The exhibition will remain open until 17 March 2019.
Photograph of current and former female Oireachtas Members
To record and represent the incremental growth in female representation in Parliament, a photograph of current and former female Members of the Oireachtas will be taken in the Dáil Chamber.
Hosted by the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, the Speaker's lecture in Leinster House will be in the context of Vótáil 100.
Former Members’ Symposium on Women’s Suffrage, Leinster House
Former elected Members of the Oireachtas will meet in Leinster House to discuss matters relating to Vótáil100
This event will be broadcast live on Oireachtas TV.
Centenary of 1918 election
Event to mark the first time Irish women voted in a parliamentary election
Follow these links to other organisations' 1918 commemorative events and exhibitions.