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To: Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan

Rename Docklands to 'Dublin Markievicz'

Rename IÉ station Docklands to 'Dublin Markievicz', following the pattern of naming major termini after revolutionaries of our nation.

Why is this important?

Whilst many stations around the country are named after leaders of the revolutionary period, none are named after female revolutionaries. This is a sad reflection on the historical lack of importance attached the gender equality in the public realm.

Constance Markievicz was a trailblazer in many ways: she was the first women to be elected to Westminster, the first female cabinet minister in Europe in the first Dáil, a suffragette, socialist and feminist.

It is time we began to recognise the contribution of such women to our nation, and this would be a fine way to recognise her.


2024-03-31 14:43:49 +0100

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