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Electoral Reform Act of 1898

After the Electoral Reform Act of 1898, nationalists for the first time had a majority on the local council. One of their first actions was to instruct the Unionist chairman to spell Inishowen with an i and not an e, which was the English spelling used until then by Unionist councillors.

12 August 1898 : Irish Local Government Act sets up elective county and district councils.

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