Dublin Harbour (UK Parliament constituency)

Dublin Harbour (UK Parliament Constituency)

Dublin Harbour (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dublin Harbour, 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.

Prior to the 1885 general election, the city was the undivided two member Dublin City constituency. In 1885, Dublin was divided into four constituencies: the Harbour, Dublin College Green, Dublin St Patrick's and Dublin St Stephen's Green constituencies.

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 dissolution of 1922, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries

This constituency comprised part of the city of Dublin. It included the port and red light district of Dublin and was one of the poorest constituencies in Ireland.

In 1921, for the elections to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, Dublin was divided into three multi-member constituencies. This constituency became part of Dublin Mid.

Politics

Dublin Harbour was a very heavily Nationalist area. The Irish Parliamentary Party only lost political control of the district following the Easter Rising in 1916. The area was a hotbed of Sinn Féin and Irish Republican Army activity. Local publican Phil Shanahan, who had participated in the Easter Rising, was elected in 1918. The man he defeated, the incumbent UK Member of Parliament Alfred Byrne, was a...
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