Interviews with historians on the 1918 General Election
Mark Duncan analyses what drove the rapid rise of Sinn Féin in the years following the failed Rising of 1916.
The results of the 1918 general election in Ireland - Sinn Féin: 73, Irish Unionist: 22, Irish Parliamentary Party: 6 – were revolutionary in outcome.
Edition 141 of Century Ireland is out now with all the news from 100 years ago.
New constituencies, new candidates, more party competition and a greatly expanded electorate ensured that the 1918 general election was a political event like none before.
The focus on Sinn Féin's routing of the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) in southern constituencies often overlooks the equally emphatic nature of unionism's victory in …
The last British General Election, prior to 1918, had been fought in 1910. But this one was significantly different.
Nearly half of Irish Party retire as Parliament is dissolved
Bishops intervene to save nationalist seats in Ulster
PM lost in Irish mist as his predecessor reflects on past blunders
Carson calls for unity and highlights Ulster war sacrifice
Sinn Féin predicting electoral landslide
Intimidation and disruption mark end to historic election campaign
Ireland and Britain to go to the polls on 14 December
In December 1918 Éamon de Valera was one of the most prominent men in Ireland – and one of the most unknown. He had been …
Edward Henry Carson, Attorney General and prosecutor of Oscar Wilde.
John Dillon led a party heading for electoral oblivion between March and December 1918. Home Rulers were among the biggest losers in the 1918 General …
Women were permitted to stand for election under the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act which was granted royal assent on 21 November 1918, a week …
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