Dublin: 1 °C Saturday 20 April, 2024
Constance Markievicz

Have you heard about that Constant Markievicz lad?

He gave up his life for us…

(YouTube: Mark Moloney)

A GROUP OF protesters yesterday not only managed to shut down a planned Allsop Space property sale at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, they also became the most talked-about item on last night’s news.

That’s not all good stuff for them though.

This video was posted on YouTube by Mark Moloney who quips, “That Constance Markievicz was some fella…” He refers to demonstrator Tom D’arcy who spoke into camera:

Ninety-seven years ago, people lost their lives in that park over there. Constant Markievicz gave up his life to enable us to eradicate suppression, taxation, eviction, criminality.

A quick history lesson for Mr D’arcy:

1. Constance Markievicz was female. In fact, she was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons (although, as a Republican, she did not take her seat) and the first woman to take a position in the Irish Cabinet.

2. Constance Markievicz did not die in 1916. In fact, she lived until she was 59 and passed away in 1927 after being hospitalised for peritonitis. (She was imprisoned for a year after the Easter Rising though).

Constance Markiewicz in a prison cell in Dublin on 30 April 1916. (Image: PA)

Related: No date for rescheduled property auction after protesters force cancellation

Read: Developer being pursued by Ulster Bank among protest group that halted Allsop auction

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.