Lecture by Cormac Moore
Dublin City Libraries Historian-in-Residence, Dublin North Central
A look back at one of the most consequential general elections in Irish history, held just after the First World War had ended in December 1918. The franchise had increased dramatically, giving some women the right to vote for the first time. The talk will explore the spectacular success of Sinn Féin and the implosion of the Irish Parliamentary Party, as well as the unique circumstances in Ulster where Ulster Unionists won the majority of seats.