Louie Bennet and Helen Chenevix

Louie Bennett and Helen ChenevixLouie Bennett 1869-1956 and Helen Chenevix 1890-1963 began their long association with the Irish Women Workers' Union in 1916.

Louie Bennett served the union for 38 years as General Secretary, as Irish Trade Union Congress executive committee member 1972-1931 and 1944-50; and was the first women President of the ITUC in 1932 and again in 1948.

Helen Chenevix was IWWU General Secretary (1955-57); on the Congress Executive (1946-56) and Congress President in 1951.