The First Dáil

The First Dáil (An Chéad Dáil) was Dáil Éireann as it convened from 1919-1921.

The First Dáil (An Chéad Dáil) was Dáil Éireann as it convened from 1919-1921. In 1919 candidates who had been elected in the Westminster elections of 1918 refused to recognise the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instead assembled as a unicameral, revolutionary parliament called "Dáil Éireann".

The establishment of the First Dáil occurred on the same day as the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence. After elections in 1921 the First Dáil was succeeded by the Second Dáil of 1921-1922.