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Dublin Coalition Campaign
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Silent with English Intertitles
June 1922 and both pro and anti-Treaty members are addressing a crowd of people and handing out leaflets, on what appears to be Townsend Street, Dublin. They are encouraging the public to support and vote for a coalition government in the coming elections. Following the Battle of the Four Courts by anti-Treaty Republicans, Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins agreed that the up and coming elections should be fought together by the pro and anti-Treaty forces by forming a coalition government.
On June 16th 1922 the Anglo-Irish Treaty was approved by the Irish people by a vote of 73% but the anti-Treaty forces reneged on their promise and the coalition was not formed.