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From: (Dennis Ahern)
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 06:31:11 GMT


IRISH SUFFRAGISTS
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CONCESSION TO PRISONERS.
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Dublin, Monday Night.
The Lord Lieutenant has granted concessions demanded
on behalf of the suffragist prisoners in Tullamore gaol
undergoing sentence for breaking the Dublin Castle
windows--that is the same treatment accorded to male
political prisoners.

Mrs. Sheehy Skeffington, addressing a meeting in
Tullamore, emphatically proclaimed that the women would
not be much longer without the vote. They had been
smashing and hitting out and suffering for the faith that was
in them. The Duke of Wellington, on the occasion of the
Reform Bill had to put up iron shutters on the windows of
the House to prevent men who demanded the vote from
smashing them. They might have to resort to the same
expedient at Dublin Castle.

Mrs. Hoskins, suffragist, who was released from
Tullamore Gaol on Saturday through the collapse following
a hunger strike, was to-day in a critical condition. The
remaining three prisoners have abandoned the hunger strike
on the promise that political prisoners' privileges would be
accorded them.

--The Cork Examiner, 11 February 1913

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