By Rod Coyne
Limited edition canvas print
70cm x 50cm
76cm x 56cm to outside of frame
Countess Markievicz, née Goore-Booth, (1868-1927) was an Irish Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. In December 1918, she was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons, though she did not take her seat, and along with the other Sinn Féin TDs, formed the first Dáil Éireann. She was also one of the first women in the world to hold a cabinet position (minister for Labour of the Irish Republic, (1919-1922).