Centenary of First Dáil

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy is convening a special meeting on January 21st 2019 in Cork County Hall at 11.00am to mark the centenary of the sitting of the very first Dáil.

1918 was a significant year in Irish history, both nationally and internationally.  Democracy was coming to the fore following the ending of World War I.  In Ireland, the elections of December 14th 1918 afforded all men over the age of 21 and, for the very first time, women over the age of 30, the right to vote and indeed stand for Parliament.