30 June / 1 July / 6 July / 7 July, 1922
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Labour’s Gigantic Triumph
At the time of writing the results or the elections are not quite complete. The feature of the election was not so much the defeat of some anti-treaty candidates as the overwhelming success of the labour nominees. At the moment but one out of eighteen labour men has been defeated and he by only a short head by Mr. McGrath, who used up all the surpluses of his panel colleagues to scrape in.
Some fifteen anti-treaty deputies have been defeated up to the time of writing and some more are apparent jeopardy. Four of the six lady deputies have been defeated, including Mrs. Pearse, the mother of Padráic Pearse, evidence of short public memory…
Cork East and North East
J. Dineen (Farmers’ Party), David Ceannt (Anti-Treaty Party), M. J. Hennessey (Ind.) were elected. T. Hunter and S. Fitzgerald (Anti-Treaty) were defeated.
Cork North, South, West, South East and Middle – Result not yet available. The candidates for eight seats represented four pro-treaty, including Michael Collins and four anti-treaty, including Sean Moylan and Sean MacSwiney, two Labour and one Farmer.
(source: Meath Chronicle, Saturday 24 June 1922
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