In January 2019, and throughout the year, we will commemorate the centenary of the First Dáil.

In the general election of December 1918, members of the Sinn Féin party won 73 of the 105 Irish seats, but had pledged not to sit in Westminster. Instead, they convened a representative assembly in Ireland and invited all the elected members for Ireland. The first public sitting of the Dáil was held in the Mansion House, Dublin, on 21 January 1919.

Commemorative poster: Members of the First Dáil

Commemorative poster showing all 69 Members of the First Dáil