Cork, city and county, was one of the most prominent theatres of the Irish revolution between 1912 and 1922. Cumann na mBan made a central contribution to the major political events and developments of the day, including in the areas of republicanism and the campaign for universal suffrage for women. Mary MacSwiney, for instance, who was involved in both campaigns, was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Sinn Féin representative for Cork City in 1918, 1921 and 1922.