Find out about how we celebrated our recent centenaries in 2018 and 2019, as part of the Decade of Centenaries.

Dáil Éireann 1919-2019

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Dáil Éireann 1919-2019

In 2019 we commemorated the centenary of the First Dáil. On 21 January 1919, the First Dáil held its first public sitting. The elected members who gathered there declared Ireland to be a Republic and a sovereign independent state.

Vótáil 100

From LSE Library collection, [TWL.2002.588]

Vótáil 100

In 2018, we commemorated the centenary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland. 1918 was the first time Irish women were permitted by law to vote and stand in parliamentary elections.

Papers of the early Dáil

Archives

Papers of the early Dáil

The documents of the Dáil during its revolutionary period (1918-1923) are now available online. The collection, comprising more than 66,000 pages, was digitised by the National Archives of Ireland in partnership with the Houses of the Oireachtas as part of the centenary of the First Dáil.

Bibliography

Research

Bibliography

The Bibliography of Parliament in Ireland, from the Oireachtas Library & Research Service, lists works relevant to parliament in Ireland since the foundation of Dáil Éireann in 1919. If you are researching and writing about parliament in Ireland, you can use the bibliography to quickly generate your references.

Commemorative poster: Members of the First Dáil

Commemorative poster showing all 69 Members of the First Dáil