1925 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1925 in Ireland.


Veale family of Dunhill, County Waterford, photographed in 1925.


  • 11 February – in the Dáil a resolution is passed making it illegal for any citizen to secure a divorce with the right to remarry in the State.
  • 10 March – the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, James Craig, announces the impending dissolution of the parliament. He says the election will be fought on the Boundary Commission issue.
  • 16 March – at a meeting of the Irish Boundary Commission in County Down witnesses from Newry and Kilkeel support being included in the Irish Free State.
  • 2 April – the Dublin Metropolitan Police merges with the Civic Guard under a new Act. The new organisation will be known as the Garda Síochána.
  • 3 April – the Dáil accepts the government's motion on the Shannon Power Scheme. Siemens-Schuckert will be the contractors.
  • 26 May – the Shannon Electricity Bill is passed in Dáil Éireann. £5.2 million is needed to finance the scheme.
  • 1 July – it is announced that Alexander Hull & Co., building contractors, are to re-build the General Post Office, Dublin at a cost of £50,000.
  • 9 July – in Dublin, Oonagh Keogh becomes the first female member of a stock exchange in the world.
  • 5 August – Annie Walsh becomes the last woman to be executed in Ireland; she had murdered her husband.
  • 7 November – The Morning Post, a Conservative London newspaper, publishes a leaked report of the Irish Boundary Commission's (limited) proposals for altering the border between the Free State and Northern Ireland, which are contrary to the Free State's view; publication effectively ends the work of the Commission.
  • 3 December – a settlement on the boundary question between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland is presented in London.[1] Controversially, there is no change to the border, in exchange for the Free State's liability for service of the U.K. public debt in respect of war pensions being dropped. The agreement is approved during this month by the U.K. and Free State legislatures.
  • Tuam workhouse becomes the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, a Magdalene asylum.

Arts and literature[edit]



Gaelic Games[edit]

  • The All-Ireland Champions are Tipperary (hurling) and Galway (football)





  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 365–366. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  2. ^ Dáil Éireann - Volume 42 - 28 June, 1932, Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - An Gúm Archived 3 March 2012 at WebCite, Cuireadh “An Gúm” nó an Scéim Foillsiúcháin atá ar siubhal faoi Roinn an Oideachais, cuireadh sin ar bun go hoifigeamhail fá ughdarás na Roinne Airgid ar an 6adh lá de Mhárta, 1925., An Gúm, or the "Publication Scheme", was in progress under the Department of Education, founded officially under the authority of the Department of Finance on 6 March 1925. Accessed 2012-02-29. Archived 2012-03-03.