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Definition of the noun dail eireann

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noun

  1. the lower house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of Dail Eireann: Dail
    • more generic word: house = an official assembly having legislative powers
    • part of: Oireachtas = the parliament of the Irish Republic

Explanation

  1. Dail Eireann a.k.a. Dáil Éireann was the revolutionary, unicameral parliament of the Irish Republic from 1919 to 1922. The Dáil was first formed by 73 Sinn Féin MPs elected in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Their manifesto refused to recognise the British parliament at Westminster and chose instead to establish an independent legislature in Dublin. The convention of the First Dáil coincided with the beginning of the War of Independence.
  2. Dail Eireann a.k.a. Dáil Éireann served as the directly elected lower house of the Oireachtas of the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1937. The Free State constitution described the role of the house as that of a "Chamber of Deputies". Until 1936 the Free State Oireachtas also included an upper house known as the Seanad. Like its modern successor, the Free State Dáil was, in any case, the dominant component of the legislature; it effectively had authority to enact almost any law it chose, and to appoint and dismiss the President of the Executive Council. The Free State Dáil ceased to be with the creation of the modern 'Dáil Éireann' under the terms of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland. Both the Dáil and Seanad sat in Leinster House.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Northern Ireland Conflict (2017)

by Gordon Gillespie

DAIL EIREANN (THE DAIL). The lower house of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), from which the Irish government is drawn. The Dail has 166 members known as Tachta Dala (TDs) elected from multimember constituencies ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

DAIL EIREANN of Ireland, and appropriated funds for afforestation and for fisheries. A committee was appointed to draft a Constitution and the Rules of Court, which created supreme, parish, and district courts. The Dail also voted funds ...

Google previewDictionary of Politics (1992)

Selected American and Foreign Political and Legal Terms by Walter John Raymond

See OIREACHTAS, DAIL EIREANN. SEATO. See SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION. Second Amendment Crowd. See GUN CONTROL. Second American Revolution, the. The period between 1954 — when the Supreme Court ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations (2000)

Parties, Groups and Movements of the 20th Century by Peter Barberis, John McHugh, Mike Tyldesley

January Dail Eireann approves Treaty. De Valera resigns as president, succeeded by Arthur Griffith. Michael Collins heads provisional government. Mergers create the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU), Ernest Bevin its first ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1967)

by Ernest Weekley

Dail Eireann [neol.]. Gael. Ir. ddil, meeting, and genitive of Eire, Ireland (see Erse) . The Dail Eireann, or Irish Constituent Assemhly, mrt in the Mansion House at Duhlin (Daily Mail, Jan. zz, 1919). daimio. Ohs. title of great Jap. nohle. Chin. dai ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

Dail Eireann (doyl air noun short form is Dail the lower house of parliament in the Republic of Ireland. [Irish doil assembly + Eireann Irish] daily adjective of or occurring every day. • daily adverb happening ...

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