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John Redmond Bust Attacked

Dublin, 6 May 1913 - A plaster bust of John Redmond MP, which was on show at the Royal Hibernian Academy, has been attacked by a suffragette. It is alleged that Geraldine Manning, age 40, from Donnybrook, daubed the bust with green paint on its face and the lapel of the coat.

On the pedestal on which the bust rests, a piece of paper was found which stated: ‘Why didn’t you get us votes for women Mr Redmond? A traitors face is no adornment to our picture gallery’. Manning was arrested and will face court tomorrow.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.