Cumann na Saoirse
On 7 January 1922 the Anglo-Irish Treaty was approved by the Second Dáil by a close vote of 64–57. On 5 February a convention was held to discuss this, and 419 Cumann na mBan members voted against as opposed to 63 in favour. The Pro-Treaty women, headed by Jenny Wyse Power set up Cumann na Saoirse to replace Cumann na mBan in March 1922. Some of those who supported the Treaty changed the name of their branches to Cumann na Saoirse, while others retained their name but gave allegiance to the Free State Government.
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- Conlon, pp. 268–270
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"Cumann na Saoirse". Points for Canvassers. Cumann na Saoirse. 1922. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
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