Monday 23 April 2018

The Irish Citizen joins British Newspaper Archive

Front page of The Irish Citizen newspaper, 1912
The British Newspaper Archive has added The Irish Citizen to its online database.

This feminist publication, with its motto 'For Men and Women equally - The Rights of Citizenship; From Men and Women equally - The Duties of Citizenship', was launched in Dublin in 1912 by Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and Margaret Cousins, as the newspaper of the Irish Women's Franchise League. It was originally a weekly, but switched to monthly publication in 1916.

Editions (231 of them) from May 1912 to December 1919 are now online at the BNA website.

The paper can also be searched and viewed with some subscriptions as one of the 156-titles in FindMyPast's Irish Newspaper Collection.