Eamon De Valera arrest at Ennis. Soldiers gather around De Valera. 1923
During the Civil War of 1922-1923 between the pro-Treaty Provisional Government under Michael Collins and its opponents, Eamonn de Valera supported the anti-Treaty Republicans. An ‘Emergency Government’ was formed by the Republicans with de Valera as president. In May 1923 the Republicans called a cease fire and resistance ended. De Valera was arrested on 15 August 1923, under the Public Safety Act, as he was about to make a speech at Ennis and was imprisoned until July 1924. Despite this, Clare elected de Valera top of the poll in the general election on 27 August 1923. Eamonn de Valera continued to represent Clare for the rest of his active political career.
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