Women’s Right to Vote in Ireland
June 2, (1918)

Number of female heads of state to date: 2

International Women’s Day 2017

Thousands Shut Down Ireland’s Streets In Legal Abortion Protests
International Women’s Day marchers are optimistic, but change in a Roman Catholic country doesn’t come so easily.

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
Campaigners stage a protest to demand more liberal abortion laws, in Dublin, Ireland March 8, 2017. Polls have shown nearly three-quarters of the country is now in favor of more liberal abortion laws.

International Women's Day, March 8, 2017, Ireland, Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters

Facts and figures

Leadership and political participation – [UN Women]
IPU-UN Women in politics map – [IPU]