Helena Molony: A Radical Life 1883 – 1967

by Nell Regan

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 Helena-Molony A Radical Life

Advance praise

Of all the many figures whose political and personal lives have been re-assessed a during the decade of commemorations, Molony stands out as one of the most compelling and worthy of further research…She was a feminist, a republican, a socialist, a trade union activist and an actress and the publication of this biography represents a welcome and important development in our understanding of Molony’s life and times, …It is a book about Molony’s political life, but it is also a book about friendships and about the endurance of networks of love and support across the decades. The account presented in these pages is not always flattering, but it is an honest and enlightening depiction of a remarkable – and radical – Irish life. 

Senia Paseta

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Articles online

‘A tigress in kitten’s fur’ – The Irish Times   Helena Molony

Striking Bravery – The Irish Times   Women and the 1913 Lock out

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