Irish Female Leaders

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Mary Robinson
(7th President of Ireland (1990 - 1997))
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Birthdate: May 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballina, Ireland

A seasoned lawyer and a Harvard and Trinity College alumna, politician Mary Robinson has also taught law at Trinity. The Labour Party member later rose to be Ireland’s first female president. She was also a founding member of the global group of peacekeepers and leaders The Elders.

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Grace O'Malley
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Birthdate: 1530 AD
Birthplace: Umhaill, Ireland
Died: June 18, 1603

Part of Irish folklore, Grace O'Malley was known as The Pirate Queen. Born into a seafaring family and was known for her unrelenting attitude toward the English. Known for her exploits in the Nine Years' War, she refused to bow down to Queen Elizabeth, as she herself was a queen.

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Constance Markievicz
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Birthdate: February 4, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 15, 1927

Irish revolutionary political leader and suffragist Constance Markievicz scripted history by becoming the first woman to be elected as a cabinet minister in Europe and also the first female to be elected to the British Parliament. Sentenced to death for her role in the Easter Rising, she was later granted amnesty.

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Anne Marie Waters
(Politician)
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Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Far-right British activist Anne Marie Waters initially joined the UK Independence Party, but after losing its leadership election to Henry Bolton, she formed For Britain, her own anti-Islam party. Her election manifesto promises to ban the burqa and the Sharia Law. The former Labour supporter had also launched the anti-Islam group Pegida UK.

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Dana Rosemary Scallon
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Birthdate: August 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
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Mary Lou McDonald
(Politician)
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Birthdate: May 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald scripted history when she became the first female leader of the opposition in Ireland. While she initially studied English literature, her later research interests included European affairs. She is also a fitness enthusiast and has taken to boxing to keep fit.

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Mary McAleese
(8th President of Ireland (1997 - 2011))
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Birthdate: June 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ardoyne, Ireland

Apart from being a qualified barrister, Mary McAleese also taught criminal law at the Trinity College and also worked as a journalist. She later joined Fianna Fáil and soon became Ireland’s second female president. She has also written several books, including an autobiography. She is known as a prominent LGBT activist.

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Norma Foley
(Politician)
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Tralee, County Kerry
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Kitty Kiernan
(Revolutionary)
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Birthdate: January 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granard, Ireland
Died: July 25, 1945
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Helen McEntee
(Politician)
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Birthdate: June 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Navan, Ireland
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Hazel Chu
(Politician)
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Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Maud Gonne
(English-born Irish Republican Revolutionary, Suffragette & Actress)
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Birthdate: December 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongham, England
Died: April 27, 1953

Maud Gonne not just co-founded the Sinn Féin party but also participated in the theater movement of W.B Yeats, who made her his muse and proposed to her many times, only to be rejected. An Irish nationalist, she also formed the Daughters of Ireland and acted in Yeats’s first play Cathleen ni Houlihan.

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Mairead McGuinness
(Politician)
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Birthdate: June 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drogheda, Ireland
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Holly Cairns
(Politician)
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Birthdate: November 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
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Birthdate: September 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Clare Daly
(Politician)
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Birthdate: April 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newbridge, Ireland
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Frances Fitzgerald
(Politician)
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Birthdate: August 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Croom, Ireland
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Katherine Zappone
(Politician)
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Birthdate: November 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
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Frances Black
(Politician)
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Birthdate: June 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlemont Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Lucinda Creighton
(Businesswoman)
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Birthdate: January 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Claremorris, Ireland

Apart from being a barrister, Lucinda Creighton has been an Irish minister of state for European Affairs. A prominent leader of Renua and Fine Gael, she made significant contributions to Ireland’s EU/IMF bailout and later served as the CEO of Vulcan Consulting, a company she co-established with her husband.

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Elisha McCallion
(Politician)
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Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland
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Alice Mary Higgins
(Politician)
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Birthdate: April 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
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Liadh Ni Riada
(Political Leader)
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Birthdate: November 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin

Liadh Ni Riada is an Irish politician affiliated with the Sinn Féin party. She was previously a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South constituency. Prior to joining politics, she was a TV producer and director. She is passionate about heritage and culture and is a vocal advocate for Irish language rights. 

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Ivana Bacik
(Politician)
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Birthdate: May 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Apart from being a criminal law professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ivana Bacik is also a barrister who specializes in criminology, feminist law, and human rights. A politician for the Irish Labour Party and a senator for Dublin University, she is also the granddaughter of famous glass manufacturer Charles Bacik.

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Lynn Ruane
(Politician)
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Birthdate: October 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
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Joan Burton
(Politician)
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Birthdate: February 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland
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Eileen Flynn
(Politician)
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Birthplace: Ballyfermot, Ireland
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Maria Bailey
(Politician)
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Birthdate: November 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Regina Doherty
(Politician)
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Birthdate: January 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
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Averil Power
(Politician)
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Birthdate: July 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
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Kathleen Lynn
(Politician)
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Birthdate: January 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Killala, Ireland
Died: September 14, 1955

A clergyman’s daughter, Kathleen Lynn went against her family to participate in the Easter Rising. She was also one of the first women doctors from University College Dublin and later became the chief medical officer of the Irish Citizen Army. She devoted her life to feminism and social upliftment of the poor.

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Maureen O'Carroll
(Politician)
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Birthdate: March 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
Died: May 9, 1984
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Heather Humphreys
(Politician)
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Birthdate: May 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Drum, County Monaghan, Ireland
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Lisa Chambers
(Politician)
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Birthdate: August 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
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Mary Harney
(Politician)
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Birthdate: March 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland
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Pippa Hackett
(Politician)
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Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
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Síle de Valera
(Politician)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clonskeagh, Dublin, Ireland
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Lynn Boylan
(Politician)
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Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Catherine Martin
(Politician)
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Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cavan, Ireland
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Maria Walsh
(Politician)
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Birthdate: June 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Josepha Madigan
(Politician)
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Birthdate: May 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Kate O'Connell
(Politician)
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Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland
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Róisín Shortall
(Politician)
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Birthdate: April 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
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Catherine Murphy
(Politician)
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Birthdate: September 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Catherine Connolly
(Politician)
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Birthdate: July 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
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Hildegarde Naughton
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Birthdate: May 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
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Nora Owen
(Politician)
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Birthdate: June 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
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Rita O'Hare
(Politician)
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Birthplace: not known
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Birthdate: September 1, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 29, 1933
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Fatima Hamroush
(Politician)
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Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benghazi, Libya