Today In Irish History September 11th, 2001

“1919 – Dáil Eireann is suppressed as a ‘dangerous association’ by the British government and membership is deemed to be a crime.”
The First Dáil (Irish: An Chéad Dáil) was Dáil Éireann as it convened from 1919–1921. In 1919 candidates who had been elected in the Westminster elections of 1918 refused to recognise the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instead assembled as a unicameral, revolutionary parliament called “Dáil Éireann”. The establishment of the First Dáil occurred on the same day as the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence. After elections in 1921 the First Dáil was succeeded by the Second Dáil of 1921–1922..
The first members of Dáil Éireann were:
Cathal Brugha

Michael Collins
W. T. Cosgrave
Arthur Griffith
Eoin MacNeill
Constance Markiewicz
Kevin O’Higgins
Count Plunkett
Éamon de Valera
source: WIKI

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