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  Irish (UK) general election, 1918 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 1918 was that part of the 1918 United Kingdom general election that took place in Ireland.
Indeed the 1918 general election has become a potent symbol for militant republicans who have argued that the elections conferred legitimacy both on the anti-Treaty faction in the Irish Civil War of 1922–1923 and on the violent campaigns of later groups such as the Provisional IRA that erupted many decades later.
Although the 1918 general election was the last held throughout the whole of Ireland on a single day, in every election held since 1921 candidates advocating violent resistance to the partition of Ireland have fallen far short of winning a majority in either part of Ireland.
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 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Northern Ireland, the election was dominated in the unionist community by a battle between the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to be the region's largest unionist party in Parliament.
Other elections in the province have shown both a shift in votes towards the DUP but also a collapse of support for the cross-community Alliance Party which is likely to be more marked in a first past the post election and thus which may work in the UUP's favour.
The results were interpreted by the UK media as an indicator of a breakdown in trust in the government, and in the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in particular.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1918 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom general election of 1918 polling was held on the 14th December 1918, after the Representation of the People Act 1918, but the count did not begin until the 28th December.
The election was won by a coalition of the Conservatives, most of the Liberals and a few Labour and independent MPs, and produced a government led by David Lloyd George.
The aftermath of the elections saw the convention of an extra-legal parliament, the First Dáil, by the elected Sinn Féin candidates, and the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence.
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 MSN Encarta - Irish Republican Army
It then became a party political organization seeking election, and when the annual conference of 1917 changed its constitution and elected as leader Eamon de Valera, the most senior commander of the rising still alive, it adopted the political goals of the Easter Rising rebels.
Sinn Féin had a huge victory in the British general election of 1918, but it was not until after the failure to achieve self-determination as part of the Paris Peace Conference (see Versailles Treaty) that the IRA emerged as an identifiable fighting body.
The anti-Treaty IRA, or the Irregulars, disagreed with the terms of the Treaty, which made the Irish Free State a dominion within the British Commonwealth; they wanted an independent republic and disputed the authority of the negotiators and the Dáil to conclude such a treaty that did not grant this status.
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 Comparative Criminology | Europe - Ireland
A significant Irish minority repudiated the treaty settlement because of the continuance of subordinate ties to the British monarch and the partition of the island.
There are 5 main legislative influences in Irish Law: the statutes of the old Irish parliament prior to 1800, the statutes of the English parliament (1719-1782) the statutes of the United Kingdom parliament (1800-1922) the statutes enacted by the Irish Free State (1922) and the enactments established by the 1937 Constitution.
Rules of evidence are generally the same as in regular courts; however, the sworn statement of a police chief superintendent identifying the accused as a member of an illegal organization is accepted as prima facie evidence.
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
Independence from the UK was approved in 1960 with constitutional guarantees by the Greek Cypriot majority to the Turkish Cypriot minority.
Spain and the UK are discussing the issue of Gibraltar and have set the goal of reaching an agreement by mid-2002.
Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).
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 ScienceDaily: Irish uk general election 1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 Ireland (07/02)
In the June general election, Labour lost heavily and was reduced to 18 seats in the Dail.
Generally welcomed by nationalists, it was rejected by unionists, who disparaged it as a "blueprint for a united Ireland." Despite the negative unionist reaction, the two governments tried to launch the negotiating process by announcing that they would hold a series of bilaterals with all the constitutional parties in the north.
However, the British government decision to hold elections for a negotiating body was seen as a step backwards, and in February 1996 the IRA officially ended its cease-fire with a bomb attack in London that killed two.
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 The Irish General Election of 1918
The December 1918 election for the House of Commons in Westminster is regarded by some as the defining act of Irish self-determination, as the last occasion when the whole of Ireland voted on the same day.
European Parliament election of 1994 (in fact since a number of constituencies were not contested in 1918, 1994 is a rather better barometer of the opinion of the island as a whole), and the last time the island voted on the same day for anything at all was in
However, it would be foolish not to acknowledge the central place of the 1918 election in determining the future course of Irish history.
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 Westminster elections in NI since 1920
In the 1918 general election, 105 MPs were elected for the whole of Ireland, of whom 30 represented constituencies in the six counties which formed Northern Ireland after the 1920 Government of Ireland Act.
A 1969 by-election in Mid-Ulster was won by Bernadette Devlin as a Unity candidate; she was the youngest person to be elected to Westminster since the universal franchise.
The very idea of holding elections as a run-up to multi-party peace talks in 1996 was controversial and is believed by some to have contributed to the resumption of violence by the IRA in February of that year.
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 Travelocity Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The upheaval was punctuated by seemingly endless tit-for-tat killings on both sides, an array of everchanging acronyms, the massacre of civilians by troops, the internment of IRA sympathisers without trial, the death by hunger strike of the imprisoned and the introduction of terrorism to mainland Britain.
Irish rock is always in amongst it, from Van the Man, Bob Geldof and crabby Elvis Costello to Sinéad O'Connor and The Cranberries.
Irish breads and scones are also delicious, and other traditional dishes include bacon and cabbage, a cake-like bread called barm brack and a filled pancake called a boxty.
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 Growing up 1923-1939
A General Election was called for February 16, 1932 as part of their manifesto Fianna Fáil pledged to stop paying land annuities to the British Government which Irish farmers had been paying to purchase the lands they farmed.
General Eoin O’Duffy was removed as Commissioner of the Garda Síochána and soon after was elected leader of the Army Comrades Association, now known as the National Guard.
Irish ports retained by the British Government under the terms of the Treaty were returned and Éire, as the state was now officially known, paid £10m in settlement of all financial claims between the two governments.
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 John Redmond
The majority of Irish MP's were members of the Home Rule party which had been campaigning for nearly forty years for the right to have their own Parliament in Dublin to take care of domestic affairs but still maintain the link with Britain.
A General Election was called which resulted in a victory for the liberals but they were dependent upon the support of Redmond and his party.
The immediate reaction of most of the Irish public was one of disapproval as over 300 civilians died and millions of pounds worth of damage had been caused.
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 Juris - "Is an Orderly Transfer of Responsibility Legal News for Ireland?" by Jennifer Czernecki, Lori ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is an Irish proverb, "Ní neart go cur le chéile," which in translation means approximately "There is no strength without unity." While the Irish language may carry the sentiment of this proverb, it has not been until very recently that the votes of divided Irish people have carried legal action consistent with the sentiment.
Recent amendments to the Irish Constitutionproducts of the 1998 Good Friday Agreementexhibit a new unity and cooperation among the people of the various factions in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
The BIC council is comprised of representatives of the British and Irish governments, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
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 The Continuity IRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As far as the die-hard republican fundamentalists of RSF are concerned, there is only one Irish Republic, the one established in arms in the 1916 Easter Rising and confirmed by the original Dáil Éireann which came into being after the general election of 1918.
After the militants republicans lost the Irish civil war, the were abandoned by de Valera - their former leader - who founded a new political party, Fianna Fail, and entered the Free State parliament.
In a leaflet distributed by Newry and Armagh RSF in January 1995, the party claimed to be `...the legitimate inheritors of the Irish Republican movement and the leading organisation now in Ireland campaigning for a complete withdrawal from our country.' and claimed to hold the `moral high ground' of republicanism.
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
In the Gaelic League his Irish teacher was Sinéad Flanagan, the future wife of Eamon de Valera.
Following the Irish (UK) general election, 1918 Blythe was elected as a TD for North Monaghan.
Following the Irish General Election, 1933 Blythe was defeated.
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 Joseph Devlin, M
The loyalty of the Volunteers to the Irish Parliamentary Party was emphasised by a series of votes taken in branches throughout Ulster during October 1914.
Joseph Devlin was also particularly valuable to the IPP in the general elections of the time, especially in the 1918 general election.
Devlin’s talent is portrayed in the December 1910 election results when he defeated Sir John Reid Smiley, BT, a unionist for West Belfast and more notably the December 1918 election.
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 Irish FAQ: Glossary
Commander in the 1916 Easter Rising; demanded that the death sentence applied to the other commanders be equally applied to her; released from prison in the general amnesty of 1917.
Sinn Fein candidate in the 1918 General Election; first woman to become a TD and government Minister; Minister for Labour in the First Dáil, 1919.
Dublin postal district that is supposedly the most affluent area of the city; thus used to describe posh accents and attitudes; frequently attacked as a den of politically correct liberals.
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 General Michael Collins, 16th October 1890-22 August 1922 - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1917, he was elected to the Sinn Fein executive.During 1917 and 1918, his activities included: creating an intelligence network, organising a national loan to fund a rebellion, creating an assassination squad ("The Twelve Apostles") and an arms-smuggling operation.
During this period, Michael, who in the 1918 general election had been elected to Parliament representing South Cork, and Harry Boland, the MP for Roscommon, each vied for the affections of a Longford girl, Catherine Brigid, or more commonly, Kitty Kiernan.
There have been many famous Irish patriots before him, and a few since, but none conjures up as much emotion and mystery as the man who, in a span of six short years, brought a country from bondage to a position where she could win her freedom.
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 Newshound: Links to daily newspaper articles about Northern Ireland
Assuming that few of the No voters were disgruntled Nationalists the 275,000 voters who opposed to the Agreement compares to the UUP vote of 258,000 at last year's British general election and a combined UUP-DUP vote of 366,000 at the same poll.
The Yes votes will be interpreted as not only a current expression of the will of the Irish people but a result that replaces the 1918 general election as the IRA's mandate for using physical force against the British presence in Ireland.
In one of the most remarkable political metamorphoses in recent Irish history yesterday's votes are the end result of a process whose success depended on Sinn Féin and the IRA giving up defining ideological ground in the knowledge that it could probably never be recovered.
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 Irish Holocaust
The Irish peasant farmers that survived were forced to pay rent to their usurpers.
It was quickly crushed and its leaders executed by firing squads on the orders of General John “Mad Dog” Maxwell.[23] In the next general election, in 1918, Sinn Fein, the Republican Party, won 75 percent of the seats allocated to Ireland in the London Parliament.
He was deported to the UK, in 1992, and finally released from prison on Nov. 6, 1998, under the terms of the “Peace Process” (See, Christy Ward’s excellent account of the Doherty’s saga in The Irish People, Nov. 14, 1998).
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland: 1998 - 1999
21 May 1998: The first all-Ireland poll since the general election of 1918 sees the agreement approved by 71.2% of voters in Northern Ireland and 95% of the Republic of Ireland electorate.
20 May 1999: UK Prime Minister Tony Blair sets an "absolute deadline" of 30 June for agreement on the formation of an executive, or the assembly will be suspended.
2 December 1999: The Irish government removes its territorial claim to Northern Ireland from its constitution and the Anglo-Irish agreement is revoked.
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 World History Compass Home Page
The CAI Web site is divided into a public tier, which contains general information about the Center and its activities, and a members-only tier, which contains specific information on CAI projects, research, and a list-server for members to exchange ideas and information.
Particular strengths include the collections of astrolabes, sundials, quadrants, early mathematical instruments generally (including those used for surveying, drawing, calculating, astronomy and navigation) and optical instruments (including microscopes, telescopes and cameras), together with apparatus associated with chemistry, natural philosophy and medicine.
General Study of the Plague in England 1539-1640 With a Specific Reference to Loughborough
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 Ethnic Cleansing by William Hughes, former Solictor General for the City of Baltimore
One of its earliest racist laws, enacted in 1367, was the "Statute of Kilkenny." It prohibited intermarriage between the British and (Gaelic) Irish under penalty of death.
Cromwell's evil idea that Irish Catholics were "barbarous wretches" has, too, unfortunately, passed into the British mindset.[15] Parliament reacted to Cromwell's crime against humanity in Ireland by passing an infamous Resolution that legitimized ethnic cleansing.
He was deported to the UK, in 1992, and finally released from prison on Nov. 6, 1998, under the terms of the "Peace Process" (See Christy Ward's excellent account of the Doherty's saga in The Irish People, Nov.
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 LearnThis.Info Encyclopedia articles beginning with 'Ir'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Irish Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform
Irish Minister for the Environment & Local Government
Irish Minister for the Marine & Natural Resources
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