D’éirigh an feachtas ar son ceart vótála na mban in Éirinn casta de bharr ceist na náisiúntachta, a bhí i réim i gcúrsaí polaitíochta na hÉireann go luath san 20ú haois. D’fhág toghchán mhí na Nollag 1910 an Páirtí Liobrálach, faoi cheannas HH Asquith, ag brath ar thacaíocht Pháirtí Parlaiminteach na hÉireann chun rialtas a bhunú. Bhí sé ar chumas cheannaire Pháirtí Parlaiminteach na hÉireann, John Redmond, anois idirbheartaíocht a dhéanamh chun go mbeadh Rialtas Dúchais in Éirinn.

A Bill for the 'better Government of Ireland' has passed its second reading in the British House of Commons. Amongst the amendments to be decided in its Committee stage is one to confer the vote on qualified women. It will be the business of The Irish Citizen in its first numbers to focus its attention chiefly on the attainment of this devoutly to be wished consummation.
The Irish Citizen, 28 May 1912
Women’s Suffrage will, I believe, be the ruin of our Western civilisation. It will destroy the home, challenging the headship of man, laid down by God. It may come in your time – I hope not in mine!
John Dillon MP, deputy leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party
I feel it my duty to say for all Irish Nationalists, men and women, Home Rule comes first and everything else second.
Tom Kettle MP
Breaking point has now been reached in Ireland; constitutionalism has failed to evoke response.
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington
You have Sir Edward Carson, a chartered libertine, going to and fro in England and in Ireland, making these speeches; whereas you have me, a woman arrested and charged and sentenced to a long term of penal servitude for doing precisely what he has done.
Emmeline Pankhurst
I would ask every Nationalist woman to pause before she joined a Suffrage Society or Franchise League that did not include in their Programme the Freedom of their Nation.
Countess de Markievicz
Until the women of Ireland are free, the men will not achieve emancipation.