From the 1937 Referendum on the Constitution an ad from The National University Womens Graduates’ Association urging a No vote.
Amongst the reasons given were
“The State can interfere in the private concerns of the Home” and “The State can interfere in a woman’s choice of occupation.”
As for the result…
A plebiscite on the draft Constitution was held on 1st July, 1937. A general
election of members to Dáil Éireann took place on the same day. The total
number of votes given at the plebiscite approving of the draft Constitution was
685,105 and the total number of votes not approving was 526,945.
Detailed constituency results below the Ad….