1922 in Northern Ireland
Events during the year 1922 in Northern Ireland.
- January–March - Two "Craig–Collins Pacts" fail to resolve sectarian differences between North and South.
- 6 January - The terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty are published. Éamon de Valera offers his resignation as President.
- 7 January - Dáil Éireann votes on the Treaty following Arthur Griffith's motion for approval. The result is 64 in favour and 57 against.
- 10 February - The Treaty Bill is introduced in the British House of Commons. It provides for the dissolution of the "Southern Ireland" parliament and the election of a parliament to which the Provisional Government will be responsible.
- 19 May - The Irish Republican Army, with the covert support of Michael Collins, attempts to launch a "Northern Offensive" in Ulster.
- 1 June - Official founding of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
- 4 June - The British Army recaptures Belleek, County Fermanagh, from the Irish Republican Army.
- 18 September - W. T. Cosgrave introduces the Constitution of Saorstát Éireann Bill to enable the implementation of the Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland.
- 5 December - UK Parliament enacts the Irish Free State Constitution Act, by which it legally sanctions the new Constitution of the Irish Free State.
- 6 December - Twelve months after the signing of the Treaty the Irish Free State officially comes into existence.
- 12 December - The Duke of Abercorn becomes first Governor of Northern Ireland, a post he will hold until 1945.
- Civil Authorities (Special Powers) Act (Northern Ireland) 1922 is introduced.
Arts and literature
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- Winners: Linfield
- 13 February - Francis Pym, second Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
- 13 March - David Graham, cricketer.
- 31 March - Patrick Magee, actor (died 1982).
- 12 April - Billy McComb, magician and comedian (died 2006).
- 12 August - Humphrey Atkins, fifth Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (died 1996).
- 24 November - Joan Turner, singer and comedian (died 2009).
- 25 November - Brian McConnell, Baron McConnell, Ulster Unionist MP in the Northern Ireland House of Commons and Minister (died 2000).
- 3 February - John Butler Yeats, artist and father of William Butler Yeats and Jack Butler Yeats (born 1839).
- 22 May - William Twaddell, Ulster Unionist Party MP, assassinated by Irish Republican Army (born 1884).
- 8 December - Joe McKelvey, Irish Republican Army officer executed during the Irish Civil War.
- Cottrell, Peter (2009). "Northern Ireland". The War for Ireland, 1913-1923. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. pp. 192–9. ISBN 978-1-84603-9966.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. pp. 163–164. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.
- Eddie McIlwaine (2008-08-17). "10 things you didn't know about the big event". Belfast Telegraph. p. 15.