A Woman’s Place


This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Female  members of the Dáil and Seanad with artist Noel Murphy.

As part of the Votáil100 campaign to mark the 100 years of women’s’ suffrage, Noel  has produced a portrait featuring all 53 female members of the Dáil and Seanad.

Noel has also placed Countess Markievicz in the painting, “connecting the first woman elected to parliament, with the contemporary women who had followed her”.


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35 thoughts on “A Woman’s Place

  1. On The Buses

    I can hear the stampede, they’ll be giving out about the male painter. This is gonna be class.

    1. Cian

      Mary Lou is well placed in the middle under the pillar – with nobody near her… interesting composition.

      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        I was just about to make the same remark. It looks like it started off as ML portrait and the rest got sketched in as an afterthought because she’s the only one who doesn’t look squashed in…. Like she’s let rip a big stinkie rudie!

  2. RuilleBuille

    It’s partitionist! Where’s Foster and O’Neill?

    And what is the sash Bacik is wearing?

    1. Scoops4all

      Can’t help noticing the cool greys and blues coming through from the background makes a lot of them look like they have stubble. I suspect Noel is more used to painting men.

  3. Frilly Keane

    I love that he put Bríd and Joan (Collins) next to each other

    watch that painting lads
    they might even fall out there too

  4. Frilly Keane

    Tell ye wha’ tho lads
    he can paint me anytime

    he knows how to take a few stone off
    thats for sure

  5. italia'90

    In my best Frankie Boyle voice…it took me almost an hour, but I managed to knock one out ;)

  6. Sean

    I love how Joan Burton is painted shielding behind the former Minister for Justice.

    The more I look at it there are all kind of subtle in jokes there.

    Well done to the artist.

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