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 Constance Markievicz at the Markievicz Leisure Centre, Dublin.
Constance Markievicz with her daughter and stepson
Markievicz in uniform with a gun, c.1915
Election victory procession led by Markievicz in County Clare
The bust of Constance Markievicz in St Stephen's Green in Dublin.