Portrait of Constance Georgine, Countess Markiewicz, in pencil, by John Butler Yeats.
Constance, Countess Markiewicz, born as Constance Georgine Gore-Booth on February 4, 1868, died July 15, 1927), was an Irish Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.
She was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons, but she did not take her seat. Instead she and the other Sinn Féin TDs formed the first Dáil Éireann.
She was also the first woman in Europe to be a cabinet minister, She was Minister of Labour of the Irish Republic between 1919 and 1922.
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Sculpture of Markievicz and her cocker spaniel, Poppet, on Townsend Street, Dublin
Markievicz with her daughter and stepson
Markievicz in uniform examining a Colt New Service Model 1909 revolver, posed c.1915
Election victory procession led by Markievicz in County Clare
The bust of Constance Markievicz in St Stephen's Green in Dublin.
A Dublin City Council 1916 Commemorative plaque, unveiled on 15 July 2019, to commemorate Constance Markievicz and the house she lived in from 1912 to 1916