National and Local

The Local Government Archivists and Records Managers in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have produced this booklet outlining the events of the local elections in 1920.

These were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation (PR) and the elections were undertaken while Ireland was still gripped by the War of Independence.

Meeting of Protestants hostile to Ulster Unionist resistance to Home Rule takes place in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

 

Date Thursday, 24 Oct 1913

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In a letter to the Freeman’s Journal, Archbishop Walsh of Dublin denounces a plan to evacuate the children of Dublin workers to Britain

 

Date Monday, 21 Oct 1913

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George Russell (AE) publishes open letter in Irish Times in response to the Dublin Lockout: ‘To the masters of Dublin’

 

Date Monday, 7 October 1913

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The Ulster Unionist Council approves Carson’s proposal and designates that its standing committee will be the ‘central authority’ for the provisional government, to be headed by Carson

 

Date Tuesday, 24 September 1913

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Sir Edward Carson announces that an Ulster ‘Provisional Government’ will be formed should Home Rule be implemented

 

Date Saturday, 7 Sept 1913

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Collapse of tenement houses on Church Street Dublin, resulting in the deaths of 7 people

 

Date Monday, 2 September 1913 The Church Street disaster, September 1913 In 1891 the RSAI initiated a photographic collection, which today consists of over 20,000 photographs, negatives and lantern-slides. Perhaps the best-known images are from a relatively small collection known as the ‘Darkest Dublin’ photographs. Read More>>>

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Riots and disturbances in Dublin following police baton-charges on Sackville (O’Connell) Street

 

Date Saturday, 31 August – Sunday, 1 September 1913 Inquest verdict: James Nolan killed by police baton Fund to support families of dead strikers The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Lorcan Sherlock, presided over a meeting in the Mansion House last night to establish a fund to support the families of James Nolan and John Byrne….

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Member’s of James Larkin’s Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) begin tram strike in Dublin.

 

Date Monday, 26 August 1913 Dublin ‘Lockout’ begins: The Great Lockout of 1913 by Joseph E.A. Connell Jr James Larkin arrived in Ireland in 1907 to begin his union organising work. The first members were enrolled on 20 January 1909 in the new Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU). By 1911 the ITGWU had…

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Third Home Rule Bill defeated in House of Lords

 

Date Monday, 15 July 1913

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Third Home Rule Bill passed in House of Commons by 352 to 243

 

Location Dublin Date Friday, 7 July 1913 Redmond pleads with Nationalist MPs to attend House of Commons Fears are voiced about the Government’s House of Commons majority John Redmond has made an impassioned plea to his fellow nationalist MPs to continue to attend Westminster as the current Parliamentary Session enters its last three weeks. Attendance…

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