What date marks Ireland’s independence? Ronan McCreevy remarked in his recent Irish Times article that it ‘is a peculiarity of Irish life that an independence sought for so long and at such cost is not celebrated.’ A History Ireland article written by Dennis Kennedy in 2018 is also worth revisiting in 2019, a year with…

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The postwar UK general election of 14 December 1918 was one of the pivotal events of the Irish revolution. A newly expanded Irish electorate including, for the first time, some (though by no means all) Irish women, voted in unprecedented numbers in favour of the post-1916 incarnation of Sinn Féin, who fought their election campaign on…

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