Dail Eireann


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Literary Setting Julia O'Faolain
Whereas the young in Yeats's poem are held by the sensuous music of physical living and loving (no longer available to the old), JOF writes of Ireland as a country which, generation after generation, has...
Occupation Constance, Countess Markievicz
Well-known nationalist, feminist, and member of the British parliament Constance, Countess Markievicz, was appointed Labour Minister in the Irish Republic's new government. She was the sole woman cabinet member in the Dail Eireann .
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
Occupation Constance, Countess Markievicz
While CCM was imprisoned the Dail was declared illegal and Sinn Féin , Cumann na mBan , and other groups were proscribed. Following her release, she remained head of the Labour ministry and joined her...
Occupation Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM was arrested and then jailed from late September 1920 to July 1921. During this time she studied Irish, read, and gardened. She was re-appointed Labour Minister when the second Dail Eireann met in August...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
About half of the seventy-three Sinn Fein members who were elected were still imprisoned. Sinn Féin boycotted the House of Commons and formed the republican parliament Dail Eireann in Dublin.
Marreco, Anne. The Rebel Countess: The Life and Times of Constance Markievicz. Chilton Books.
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Coxhead, Elizabeth. Daughters of Erin: Five Women of the Irish Renascence. Secker and Warburg.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Both de Valera and CCM wished to re-enter the Dail without taking the British Oath of Allegiance, but they now favoured constitutional over martial negotiations. Her last political campaign, which she won easily, was for...
politics Evelyn Sharp
In 1921 she was consumed with distress at the barbaric stupidities and cruelties I saw perpetrated
Sharp, Evelyn. Unfinished Adventure. John Lane, Bodley Head.
by the Black and Tans and the Auxiliary Division , and concluded that the British terror had failed...
politics Katharine Tynan
This truce was a step towards the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921 (ratified by the Dail on 7 January 1922), which made southern Ireland a Free State or Dominion with a...


21 January 1919: The first Dáil Éireann or Irish Constituent...

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21 January 1919

The first Dáil Éireann or Irish Constituent Assembly convened, consisting of members elected for Sinn Féin at the British election of 14 December 1918, and regarding itself as the legitimate government of Ireland.

16 August 1921: The newly elected (second) Dail Eireann or...

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16 August 1921

The newly elected (second) Dail Eireann or Irish lower house convened for the first time.

7 January 1922: The Dail Eireann voted 64 to 57 to accept...

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7 January 1922

The Dail Eireann voted 64 to 57 to accept the Anglo-Irish Treaty, prompting an uprising of anti-Treaty forces and precipitating the Irish Civil War.

2 March 1922: Mrs O'Callaghan presented a resolution to...

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2 March 1922

Mrs O'Callaghan presented a resolution to the Dáil Éireann (Irish Chamber of Deputies) that would give women the franchise on the same terms as men.
McKillen, Beth. “Irish Feminism and Nationalist Separatism, 1914-23”. Éire-Ireland, Vol.
, No. 3, 4, pp. 52 - 67, 72.

5 December 1922: The Irish Free State Constitution Act outlined...

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5 December 1922

The Irish Free State Constitution Act outlined the constitution of the Irish Free State (Saorstt Éireann).


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