The Dail General Election of August 1923


The general election to the Fourth Dáil held on 27 August 1923 was significant in several ways. For the first time all Irish women over the age of twenty-one were eligible to vote. Previously only women over thirty could do so. Another important feature of the election was that for the first time since 1800 all geographic constituencies were contested.Perhaps most surprisingly in retrospect partition did not figure as a major issue in the election.



Anthony White