Wherever there is a great demand for female labour, as in Belfast we find that the women tend to become the chief support of the house. Driven out to work at the earliest possible age, she remains fettered to her wage earning- a slave for life. Marriage does not mean for her a rest from outside labour, it usually means that, to the outside labour, she has added the duty of a double domestic toil. Her life is darkened from the outset by poverty, and the drudgery to which poverty is born, and the starvation of intellect follows as an inevitable result upon the too early drudgery of the body. Of what use to such sufferers can be the re-establishment of any form of Irish State if it does not embody the emancipation of womanhood?