|1800||Act of Union.|
|1825||William Thompson & Anna Wheeler, Appeal on behalf of one half the human race, women..|
|Great Reform Bill. Prosperous middle- class men may vote. Words ‘male person’ inserted in the Bill.||1832|
|Reign of Queen Victoria.||1837-1901|
|1838||Poor Law (Ireland) Act.|
|Talfourd’s Act. A married woman can apply to a court for custody of her children under 7, if separated from her husband.||1839|
|1841||Census. Irish population 8,175,124.|
|A married woman can control her own property if deserted or separated.||1857|
|1845||Great Famine begins.|
|First of Contagious Diseases Acts.||1864|
|Nearly all middle class men can vote. J.S. Mill’s amendment to include women defeated.||1867|
|J.S. Mill publishes On the subjection of women.||1869|
|Married Women’s Property Act. A married woman can keep her own earnings.||1870|
|1872||Isabella Tod founds Northern Ireland Society for Women’s Suffrage.|
|Secret Ballot Act.||1872|
|1876||Anna & Thomas Haslam found Dublin Women's Suffrage Association, later IWSLGA.|
|1878||Intermediate Education Act provides new opportunities in education for women.|
|1879||Royal University Act. Higher education for women.|
|1881||Ladies’ Land League founded.|
|Married Women’s Property Act. A married woman can own and control her own property as if she were a single woman.||1882|
|Royal University grants first degrees to women in Ireland.||All male householders may vote.||1884|
|A married woman can apply for custody of her children up to the age of 21.
Contagious Diseases Acts repealed after long campaign by Josephine Butler and others.
|1890||First women graduate from Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.|
|1893||Gaelic League founded; men and women admitted on equal terms.|
|1896||Women can be elected as Poor Law Guardians.|
|1898||Local Government Act. Women can be elected to some local councils.|
|1899||85 women elected as Poor Law Guardians.|
|1900||Queen Victoria visits Ireland.
Patriotic Children’s Treat and foundation of Inghínidhe na hÉireann.
|1905||Sinn Féin founded.|
|1908||Bean na hÉireann, Ireland’s first women’s paper, published by Inghínidhe na hÉireann.
Irish Women’s Franchise League founded.
|1911||Irish Women’s Workers’ Union founded.|
|1912||Home Rule Bill introduced to House of Commons.
Women's Suffrage Bill defeated.
|1913||Ulster Volunteer Force founded.
Irish Citizen Army founded.
Irish Volunteers founded.
Cumann na mBan founded.
Irish Volunteers split.
|World War I begins.
Home Rule Bill suspended.
|1916||Easter Rising and executions of leaders.||1916|
|1917||Representation of the People Act. Women over 30 with property qualifications may vote.||1917|
|1918||Threat of conscription in Ireland.
General election; women over 30 may vote for parliament for the first time.
Sinn Féin gain huge majority of seats.
|World War I ends.
General election in UK; women over 30 may vote for parliament for the first time.
|1919||Dáil Éireann meets for the first time.
Anglo-Irish War (War of Independence) begins.
Dáil Éireann declared illegal.
|1920||Black and Tans arrive in Ireland.
Local Government elections; Sinn Féin majority.
Sectarian riots in Belfast.
Terence MacSwiney dies on hunger strike.
‘Bloody Sunday’ at Croke Park.
|Government of Ireland Act sets up Six-County parliament for Northern Ireland.
Similar provision for South was irrelevant now.
|1921||Truce and Anglo-Irish Treaty.||1921|
|1922||Dáil Éireann accepts the Treaty.
Cumann na mBan rejects the Treaty.
Irish Civil War begins. Irregulars occupy the Four Courts.
Irish Free State comes into force.
|1923||Civil War fighting ends.|