The Irish Citizen

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The Irish Citizen
TypePolitical Newspaper
PublisherIrish Women's Franchise League
Ceased publication1920

The Irish Citizen was founded in 1912 as the newspaper by the Irish Women's Franchise League. Francis Sheehy-Skeffington the writer, pacifist and suffragist was one of the founders, and also co-edited the publication with James H. Cousins,[1] their wives were members of the IWFL. Other contributors included Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, the cartoonist Ernest Kavanagh, Margaret Connery, Marion Duggan, Marie Johnson, Cissie Cahalan, Louie Bennett, Elizabeth McCracken (LAM Priestley) and Mary Bourke-Dowling and Lillian Metge. The paper ceased publication in 1920.

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  1. ^ 'The "Irish Citizen", 1912-1920' by Louise Ryan, Saothar, Vol. 17 (1992), pp. 105-111