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.

Irish Volunteers launched at Rotunda Rink, Dublin

 

Location Dublin Date Monday, 25 November 1913 The Irish Volunteers launched at Rotunda Rink, Dublin, in response to MacNeill’s article Post Views: 108

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Publication of Eoin MacNeill’s article ‘The North Began’ in the Gaelic League organ An Claidheamh Soluis, advocating formation of nationalist equivalent to UVF

 

Date Friday, 1 November 1913 Publication of Eoin MacNeill’s article ‘The North Began’ in the Gaelic League organ An Claidheamh Soluis, advocating formation of nationalist equivalent to UVF. From Century Ireland: Read ‘The North Began’. Post Views: 91

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Imprisonment of James Larkin for use of seditious language

 

Date Monday, 27 Oct 1913 Post Views: 103

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

 

Date Thursday, 24 Oct 1913 Post Views: 83

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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 Post Views: 156

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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 Post Views: 98

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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 Post Views: 93

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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 Post Views: 120

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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>>> Post Views: 89

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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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