Dublin College Green (UK Parliament constituency)

Dublin College Green (UK Parliament Constituency)

Dublin College Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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College Green, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1922.

Boundaries and boundary changes

This constituency comprised part of the city of Dublin. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons 1885–1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election, the entire city comprised the two-seat constituency of Dublin City. In 1885, Dublin was divided into four new single-member constituencies: Dublin Harbour, Dublin St Patrick's, Dublin St Stephen's Green, and Dublin College Green.

In 1918, the city was allocated seven seats: in addition to the four existing constituencies, the new divisions were Dublin Clontarf, Dublin St James's, and Dublin St Michan's.

From the 1922 general election, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament.

Dáil Éireann 1918–1922

The constituency election in 1918 was used by Sinn Féin to return one Teachta Dála (TD) to serve in the Irish Republic's First Dáil. In republican theory, every MP elected in Ireland was a member of this revolutionary assembly. In practice, only the Sinn Féin members participated in it. The body assembled on 21 January 1919 and last met on 10 May 1921. The First Dáil, according to a resolution passed on 10 May 1921, was formally dissolved on the assembly of the Second Dáil. This took place on 16 August 1921.

In 1921, Sinn Féin decided to use the...
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