Director: Declan McGrath

59 mins, Ireland, 2018, Digital

This film screened 25th June 2018.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Eamonn Mallie, attended by artist Noel Murphy, director Declan McGrath, Minister Katherine Zappone TD, and Frances Fitzgerald TD.

To celebrate one hundred years of women’s suffrage, artist Noel Murphy embarked on a six-month journey to paint the 53 sitting women members of the Houses of the Oireachtas in one single portrait, unveiled in the Oireachtas on International Women’s Day 2018.

This observational documentary charts Murphy’s artistic journey marking both the centenary of the 1918 election of Countess Constance Markievicz – the first female TD in Dáil Éireann – and the record number of women TDs in the 32nd Dáil, following the introduction of the gender quota in 2016.

Notes by Eleanor Melinn

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