James Crowley (politician)

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James Crowley (1880 – 21 January 1946) was an Irish nationalist politician and veterinary surgeon. He was born in County Kerry. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers. He was elected at the 1918 general election as a Sinn Féin MP for the Kerry North constituency.[1] In January 1919, Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instead assembled at the Mansion House in Dublin as a revolutionary parliament called Dáil Éireann. At the official roll call, Crowley was marked "fé ghlas ag Gallaibh" (imprisoned by the foreign enemy).[2]

During the War of Independence he was interned in the Curragh Camp. He was elected at the 1921 elections as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) for Kerry–Limerick West and was released after the truce. He supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty and voted in favour of it. He was re-elected at the 1922 general election as a Pro-Treaty Sinn Féin TD and subsequently as a Cumann na nGaedheal TD at the 1923 general election for the Kerry constituency.[3] He lost his seat at the 1932 general election and retired from politics.


  • Todd Andrews (1979), Dublin Made Me.


  1. ^ "Mr. James Crowley". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Roll call of the first sitting of the First Dáil". Dáil Éireann Historical Debates (in Irish). 21 January 1919. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "James Crowley". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Joseph Flavin
Member of Parliament for North Kerry
Constituency abolished