Photo exhibition about past Irish female MEPs
- European Parliament
- Dublin 2, Ireland
- Photo Museum IrelandMeeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
- Mná na hÉireann: Irish Female MEPs – Past and Present 1st-11th March 2023
To mark 50 years of EU membership, Photo Museum Ireland is exhibiting portraits of past female Irish MEPs. The portraits were taken by renowned Estonian photographer, Kaupo Kikkas.
The portraits were commissioned by the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland. The exhibition is open to the public between 1st and 11th March rom 11:00am to 5:00pm in Photo Museum Ireland, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Kaupo Kikkas manages to capture the individuality and distinctive personality of our female representatives who range from Síle de Valera, one of Ireland’s first female MEPs, right up to the five incumbents.
resident of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola said:
Ireland has come a long way over the past 50 years, but recent state commemorations in the context of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme have highlighted that women still have to fight for a number of causes in the 21st century, to bring equality to all aspects of Irish women’s lives.
Since its accession to the European Community in 1973, Ireland has been at the heart of Europe’s economic, political and social ecosystem and has prospered. Both Ireland and the EU reap benefits from our continued partnership.
Today, the support of Irish citizens for the European project remains among the highest. Ireland continues to be an avid team player, endorsing a community that strives for more equality, justice and peace.
I hope you enjoy this exhibition, and I hope it will inspire other Irish women to stand for election at the local, national or European level, because equal representation starts with equal involvement in politics, which is the guarantee of a more equal and democratic future.