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In 2019 Irish Women Lawyers Association formed a sub-group to deal with issues in relation to Art.41.2. Thus far we have commissioned research, published academic articles, contributed submissions to the Citizens Assembly and run a number of educational seminars on the topic, all of which resources are available on the IWLA website. 

Continuing this project we welcomed guest speaker, Dr. Mary McAuliffe Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD who holds a PhD from the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. She has recently appeared in the RTE documentary ‘War on Women’. Dr Mary McAuliffe is an published widely including a biography of Margaret Skinnider and she is currently working on a book entitled Kilkenny and the Revolution for the Four Courts Press ‘The Irish Revolution, 1912–23’

We will continue this conversation with a seminar in March with Dr. Laura Cahilane, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Limerick.