Suffragettes arrested and sent to Prison

Published: 26 May 1913

Three suffragettes who had been found guilty of criminal damage after having attacked the offices of the United Irish League, where they were responsible for breaking windows, were today arrested and sent to prison. When they appeared in court last week, the women, Mrs Palmer, Mrs Ryan and Miss Walsh, were fined between 20 and 40 shillings each. They were warned that if they refused to pay they would be sent to prison for six weeks. It so transpired that they refused to pay, and were arrested at Mrs Palmer’s house on Lesson Park Avenue and taken directly to jail to begin their sentence.

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