1922 in Ireland

Events from the year 1922 in Southern Ireland, later Ireland.

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See also:1922 in the United Kingdom
1922 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1922
List of years in Ireland





  • 22 March – senior officer Rory O'Connor declares that the Irish Republican Army will no longer obey Dáil Éireann.
  • 1 April
    • The British Government orders the release of all Irish prisoners in British prisons convicted of sedition.
    • The Irish Post Office takes over responsibility for its own operations.
  • 26–28 April – Dunmanway killings: Thirteen Protestant men, suspected of involvement as or with informants to the British Army, are killed in and around Dunmanway, County Cork.[4]
  • 14 April – Rory O'Connor, with 200 other anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army men under his command, occupies the Four Courts building in the centre of Dublin in defiance of the Provisional Government.
  • 26 April – the Irish Catholic Church hierarchy implores the people of Ireland to accept the Treaty and to make the best of the freedom which it brings.


30 June – the Four Courts on fire during the Battle of Dublin.



  • 9 September – the first meeting of the Provisional Parliament, or the Third Dáil, takes place at Leinster House. W. T. Cosgrave is elected President of Dáil Éireann and Chairman of the Provisional Government.
  • 17 September – W. T. Cosgrave introduces the Constitution of Saorstát Éireann Bill to enable the implementation of the Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 16 October – two men, James Ambrose and Daniel King, are killed by shots fired into a car traveling from Newcastle West to Ballyquirk, Limerick.[8]
  • 26 October – the standing committee of Sinn Féin last meets before the party de facto dissolves.[9]


See also Timeline of the Irish Civil War

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