The First Election 1908
fascinating account of the North Leitrim By-Election which
brought the new party founded by Arthur Griffith into electoral
conflict with Redmond's Irish Parliamentary Party.
later Sinn Féin swept the boards and gave expression
to the ideals of the men and women of 1916.
national and local political situations are skilfully interwoven
to produce a significant account of politics in Ireland in
the early twentieth century.