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A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

painting paing Irish House of Commons 1914 Men who made Home Rule, oil painting, By William Drummon Young, Copyright: Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA 3248 Irish House of Commons 1914 Men who made Home Rule, oil painting, By William Drummon Young, Copyright: Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA 3248

(Caption: Irish House of Commons 1914 Men who made Home Rule, oil painting, By William Drummon Young, 1914. Copyright: Parliamentary Art Collection, 3248)

A COPY OF a painting from the UK’s House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House.

The Irish House of Commons 1914, The Men who made Home Rule is a large scale photographic reproduction on canvas of an original painting in the UK Parliament’s Collection.

The artwork, which is the most recent artwork placed by the Art Management Office of the Office of Public Works (OPW), hangs in the Garden Room in Leinster House.

This room is often referred to as the American Room in Leinster House because photographs of all the American presidents who have addressed the Dáil through the years are displayed here.

The room’s latest addition is by William Drummond Young (1854-1924). The original painting is on display in the House of Parliament in London.

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law and depicts a number of figures in the Irish House of Commons at the time – the old Bank of Ireland on College Green in Dublin.

Charles Stuart Parnell stands in the centre of the painting.

The other figures depicted are (standing, from left to right): P.A. Collins; Edmund Dwyer-Gray MP; Alex Sullivan; John Ferguson; Boyle O’Reilly; P. Egan; John Barry MP; John Redmond MP; Charles Stewart Parnell MP; Timothy Michael Healy MP; Michael Davitt MP; Timothy Daniel Sullivan MP; Thomas Power O’Connor MP; T. Brennan; Sir Thomas Grattan Esmonde MP; Sheridan; Timothy Harrington MP; (seated, from left to right): Justin McCarthy MP; John Dillon MP; Rev. Professor Galbraith; The Most Rev. Dr. Walsh Archbishop of Dublin; The Most Rev. Dr. Croke Archbishop of Cashel; Thomas Sexton MP; Joseph Biggar MP; William O’Brien MP.

The cost of the high-resolution photographic reproduction on canvas was €959.

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