James Gibney

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James Gibney (1847 – 25 May 1908)[1] was an Irish Nationalist politician. An anti-Parnellite, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for North Meath from 1893 to 1900.

He was elected to the United Kingdom House of Commons at a by-election on 21 February 1893, after the result of the 1892 general election in North Meath was overturned on petition[2] at the next general election, in 1895, Gibney was re-elected with a narrow majority over the Parnellite candidate John Sweetman.[3] At the 1900 general election, when the Irish Parliamentary Party reunited after its 9-year split, Gibney stood as a Healyite Nationalist and lost seat to the Irish Parliamentary Party candidate Patrick White.[4]


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "M", part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 150. ISBN 0-901714-12-7. 
  3. ^ Walker, op. cit., page 155
  4. ^ Walker, op. cit., page 162

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Davitt
Member of Parliament for North Meath
Succeeded by
Patrick White