COMMONWEALTH: Irish Dissolution

Dissolution. A political bomb exploded in Dublin, capital of the Irish Free State, staggering politicians, shattering precedent, blasting hopes: Governor General Timothy Michael Healy, "with the advice of the Executive Council," dissolved the Oireachtas (Parliament), ordered a general election for Sept. 15.

By-elections. The cause of this unexpected proclamation was the Cosgrave Government's victories in the by-elections held in the constituencies of Dublin County and Dublin City, South. The one was a Government and the other a Re- publican stronghold, made vacant respectively by the assassination...

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