Podcast: The 1918 election

Cathal Brennan and John Dorney discuss the historic election of 1918.

We discuss:

Politics in Ireland before 1918, the restricted franchise, Home Rule and the dominance of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

The Impact of the 1916 Rising, the Conscription Crisis and the rise of Sinn Fein in 1917-18.

Voting in 1918, votes for women, candidates standing in multiple constituencies, violence at election time.

The historic consequences of Sinn Fein’s victory and declaration of Irish independence in January 1919.

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