Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Dublin’s First Female Councillor’

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  Sarah Cecilia Harrison, 1863-1941, was Dublin's first female councillor, elected in 1912, but failed to be re-elected in 1915, and another attempt to be elected in 1920 was also unsuccessful. An accomplished artist, her short career as a public representative is virtually unknown. Her championing of the poor and down-trodden on the city raised...