Interesting write up of an apparently recently published book on women who fought during the Easter Rising:
Many women fought for Irish freedom because they believed things would be different, they believed they would be free. But after independence things were not so different. They were free of British oppression, only to be treated as second class citizens by their own countrymen.”
“The author points to article 41.2 of the Constitution, which guarantees the special place of the women within the home. Far from a protection of womens rights, she says, this was sex discrimination at its highest.”
Unfortunately the title of this mysterious book has not been mentioned by reviewer Tom Felle. Any leads welcome.
Update: The Irish Echo in Australia writes to say that the title is Rebels against the Empire.
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