Top 10 empowering quotes by Irish women on International Women’s Day

10. “To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else” Bernadette Devlin, Irish civil rights leader

9. “What pisses me off is when I’ve got seven or eight record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear” – Sinead O’Connor, singer

8. “Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.” – Maureen O’Hara, actress

7. “I was elected by the women of Ireland, who, instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the vote.” – Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland

6. “I think it’s important that we have strong female characters in movies now”– Saoirse Ronan, actress

5. “Take up your responsibilities and be prepared to go your own way depending for safety on your own courage, your own truth and your own common sense…” – Constance Markievicz, Irish politician and revolutionary

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