More on James Connolly in Belfast including his election campaign in 1913 in the Dock Ward.
Today 100 years ago the 1918 General Election took place. In Ireland the election was contested by Sinn Féin as the basis on which all elected members would be eligible to sit in a ‘Dáil Éireann’ formed to, effectively, legitimise the declaration of an Irish republic in 1916 through the creation of an elected, representativeContinue reading “The #1918Election in Belfast”
The photograph below was posted online by Gerry Adams. It is of the republican election headquarters in the former Oceanic Bar, at the corner of Barrack Street and Divis Street at the time of the April 1925 elections. The photograph neatly tidies up an existing account of that election that was otherwise unclear. The election campaign isContinue reading “Election headquarters, Barrack St, Belfast, 1925”
Early in 1938 the northern government decided to introduce an oath for candidates standing for election. This stated that “I hereby declare that I intend, if elected as a member of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, to take my seat in the said House after compliance with the law and the standing orders inContinue reading “Falls Road election riots, 1938”