1915 Dublin College Green by-election

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The Dublin College Green by-election of 1915 was held on 11 June 1915. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Irish Parliamentary MP, Joseph Patrick Nannetti. It was won by the Irish Parliamentary candidate John Dillon Nugent.[1]

By-election 15 July 1915: Dublin College Green [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Dillon Nugent 2,445 57.38
Labour Party Thomas Farren 1,816 42.62

Nannetti had represented an older school of trade unionism, based on skilled workmen and emphasising shared interest between workmen and employer, which was challenged by the rise of Larkinism mass unionism. With the appearance of an independent Labour candidate in the subsequent by-election it was seen as significant in the drift of labour workers away from the Irish Party.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  3. ^ Maume, Patrick; The long Gestation, Irish Nationalist Life 1891-1918, pp 32, 116, 141, 237 Who’s Who, Gill & Macmillan (1999), ISBN 0-7171-2744-3