by Mike Vearnals:
Helen Moloney. Helen (pictured with Maud Gonne) was a prominent member of Cumann na mBan During the 1916 Easter Rising, Moloney was one of the Citizen's Army soldiers who attacked Dublin Castle. During the attack her commanding officer, Sean Connolly was killed, and Moloney was captured and imprisoned until December 1916. After the Irish Civil War, Moloney became the first woman president of the Irish Trade Union Congress. She remained active in the republican cause during the 1930s, particularly with the Women's Prisoner's Defense League and the People's Rights Association.