Dublin College Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dublin College Green
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Dublin College Green Constituency 1885-1918.svg
Dublin College Green constituency within Dublin, as it existed from 1885 to 1918.
18851922
Number of members 1
Created from Dublin

College Green, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1922.

Boundaries and boundary changes[edit]

This constituency comprised part of the city of Dublin. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons 1885–1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election, the entire city comprised the two-seat constituency of Dublin City. In 1885, Dublin was divided into four new single-member constituencies: Dublin Harbour, Dublin St Patrick's, Dublin St Stephen's Green, and Dublin College Green.

In 1918, the city was allocated seven seats: in addition to the four existing constituencies, the new divisions were Dublin Clontarf, Dublin St James's, and Dublin St Michan's.

From the 1922 general election, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament.

Dáil Éireann 1918–1922[edit]

The constituency election in 1918 was used by Sinn Féin to return one Teachta Dála (TD) to serve in the Irish Republic's First Dáil. In republican theory, every MP elected in Ireland was a member of this revolutionary assembly. In practice, only the Sinn Féin members participated in it. The body assembled on 21 January 1919 and last met on 10 May 1921. The First Dáil, according to a resolution passed on 10 May 1921, was formally dissolved on the assembly of the Second Dáil. This took place on 16 August 1921.

In 1921, Sinn Féin decided to use the UK-authorised elections for the Northern Ireland House of Commons and the House of Commons of Southern Ireland as a poll for the Irish Republic's Second Dáil. A new pattern of multi-member constituencies replaced the old single-member seats. The city of Dublin was divided into three four-member seats: Dublin Mid, Dublin North-West and Dublin South.

This division seems to have been incorporated in the Dublin Mid seat, as the TD was re-elected there.

Politics[edit]

This was a strongly Nationalist area, which moved after the 1916 Easter Rising to supporting Sinn Féin. In the 1918 election, Sinn Féin got more than three-quarters of the vote.

As with the other Sinn Féin MPs, O'Kelly did not take his seat at Westminster but instead served in the revolutionary Dáil Éireann.

He was the presiding officer of the First Dáil (with the title Ceann Comhairle) from 22 January 1919. His appointment as Ceann Comhairle was confirmed 1 April 1919.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Timothy Daniel Sullivan Irish Parliamentary
1890 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1892 J.E. Kenny Parnellite Nationalist
1896 James Laurence Carew Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Joseph Patrick Nannetti Irish Parliamentary
1915 John Dillon Nugent Irish Parliamentary
1918 Seán T. O'Kelly Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Timothy Daniel Sullivan 6,548 81.2 N/A
Liberal David Sherlock 1,518 18.8 N/A
Majority 5,030 62.4 N/A
Turnout 8,066 74.7 N/A
Registered electors 10,797
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Timothy Daniel Sullivan Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parnellite Nationalist J.E. Kenny 2,568 50.1 N/A
Irish Unionist Henry Cochrane 1,441 28.1 N/A
Irish National Federation Timothy Daniel Sullivan 1,116 21.8 N/A
Majority 1,127 22.0 N/A
Turnout 5,125 75.6 N/A
Registered electors 6,781
Parnellite Nationalist gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parnellite Nationalist J.E. Kenny Unopposed
Parnellite Nationalist hold
By-election, 1896: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parnellite Nationalist James Laurence Carew Unopposed
Parnellite Nationalist hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Patrick Nannetti 2,467 53.2 N/A
Healyite Nationalist James Laurence Carew 2,173 46.8 N/A
Majority 294 6.3 N/A
Turnout 4,640 45.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,223
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election 1906: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Patrick Nannetti Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election, January 1910: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Patrick Nannetti 4,559 78.6 N/A
Irish Unionist George Bernard O'Connor 1,239 21.4 N/A
Majority 3,320 57.3 N/A
Turnout 5,798 66.3 N/A
Registered electors 8,739
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election, December 1910: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Patrick Nannetti Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
By-election 1915: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Dillon Nugent 2,445 57.4 N/A
Labour Party Thomas Farren 1,816 42.6 N/A
Majority 629 14.8 N/A
Turnout 4,261 52.2 N/A
Registered electors 8,167
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election, 1918: Dublin College Green[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Seán T. O'Kelly 9,662 77.2 N/A
Independent Nationalist Joseph Coghland Briscoe 2,853 22.8 N/A
Majority 6,809 54.4 N/A
Turnout 12,515 58.4 N/A
Registered electors 21,414
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.