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.
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: 390
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….
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…
Third Home Rule Bill defeated in House of Lords
Date Monday, 15 July 1913 Post Views: 415
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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