Northern Ireland's special connection to suffrage

On Sunday 10 June an event called PROCESSIONS commemorates a hundred years since women in the United Kingdom won the right to vote.  

This year is also the 125th anniversary since New Zealand women won that right, the first country in the world to give it, and Northern Ireland has a link to the story, as the legislation was put into place by Premier (Prime Minister) John Ballance, who was born near Glenavy in 1839.  His birthplace now houses the Ulster New Zealand Trust..... read more

Thanks to Graeme Cousins, journalist with the Newsletter, who wrote this recent article on The NI man who changed the world for women.