Speaking at The Collins Institute & The Just Republic Launch


I was back in Dublin earlier this week to speak at the public launch of The Collins Institute, a new think tank set up with financial support from Fine Gael but ultimately independent of the party – a point made clear by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Institute Chair Marian Coy. The purpose of the…

de Búrca vs the Attorney General: Gains for both women and men

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On this day in 1975 the Supreme Court reached a judgement in the de Búrca vs the Attorney General case that resulted in the Fine Gael-Labour National Coalition government introducing the Juries Act, 1976.  The Act reversed legislation from the 1920s that excluded female jurors. Though regularly cited as a step-forward for women’s rights, it is frequently overlooked…

Negotiating #SocMedia4Hist: Seminar at the IHR

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Things have been a little quiet around the blog recently as I’ve been focussing on my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition, which opens at the National Print Museum of Ireland in July 2015 and examines the perceptions and representations of women in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Happily, my crowd-funding efforts…


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