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.
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
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 ]
Elections [ edit ]
Elections in the 1880s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1890s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1900s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1910s [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
^ 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.