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Countess Markievicz Statue Planned For O'Connell Street


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A statue of Countess Markievicz could be gracing O'Connell Street in the near future if Dublin City Councillors get their wish.

A vote will take place next month on the issue, as plans take shape to celebrate the suffragettes on the centenary of woman getting the vote.

If passed, Markievicz will be the first woman and first of the 1916 rebels to be commemorated on the capitals main thoroughfare.

Independent Councillor Vincent Jackson - who proposed the motion - told the Sunday Times that Markievicz is "sufficiently significant within Irish history to warrant a place on O'Connell Street."

Daithí Doolan also confirmed that Sinn Fein will be backing the motion while Labour Councillor Rebecca Moynihan said she believed the proposal had wide support: "Especially somebody like Countess Markievicz and in the era of 100 years since women got the vote."

 

 


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