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 at the next general election, in 1895, Gibney was re-elected with a narrow majority over the Parnellite candidate John Sweetman. 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.
- "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "M", part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
- Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 150. ISBN 0-901714-12-7.
- Walker, op. cit., page 155
- Walker, op. cit., page 162
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Gibney
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1893 – 1900
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