Quesiton1: A 1800 word essay on the topic of ‘The Marriage Bar in Ireland’
Question2: For a large part of the 20th century a marriage bar existed in Ireland. What does this mean, why do you believe this occurred and what are the consequences of this historical event?
In 1932 the Irish government introduced the Marriage Bar requiring women to leave paid employment on marriage. The marriage bar was lifted in 1957 for primary teachers but remained in place for civil servants until 1973
A marriage bar is the practice of restricting the employment of married women.