The centenary of women's suffrage is being marked in County Sligo today.

A seminar in honour of the achievements made by women in the trade union movement and politics is being held in Lissadell House.

SIPTU's hosting the summer school to recognise the contribution Constance Markievicz made to women in politics and to the people of the North West.

SIPTU Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon District Council Secretary, John McCarrick says she helped women get the vote.

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