Constance Markievicz Quotes

Constance Georgine Markievicz, known as Countess Markievicz (Polish: Markiewicz [mark?j?vit??]; née Gore-Booth; 4 February 1868 – 15 July 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 the second woman to hold a cabinet position in the world (Minister for Labour of the Irish Republic, 1919–1922).

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Constance Markievicz


But while Ireland is not free I remain a rebel, unconverted and unconvertible. There is no word strong enough for it. I am pledged as a rebel, an unconvertible rebel, to the one thing - a free and independent Republic.

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Dress suitably in short skirts and sitting boots, leave your jewels and gold wands in the bank, and buy a revolver.

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I have always hated war and am by nature and philosophy a pacifist, but it is the English who are forcing war on us, and the first principle of war is to kill the enemy.

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