God Save Ireland
was the unofficial
national anthem of the
Timothy Daniel Sullivan (29 May 1827 - 31 March 1914) (shown above) was an Irish nationalist, journalist, politician and poet. He was the brother of Alexander Martin Sullivan, also a journalist and politician. He was born at Bantry, County Cork.
He was a member of the Home Rule League, supporting Charles Stewart Parnell in the 1880 general election, being "convinced that without self-government there could never be peace, prosperity or contentment in Ireland". He joined the Irish Parliamentary Party when it was established in 1882. When the party split in 1891 he became an Anti-Parnellite until the Nationalist factions were reunited in 1900.
Sullivan represented a number of constituencies in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He was elected from Westmeath in 1880 and served until 1885. He then became the first MP from Dublin College Green until he was defeated by a Pro-Parnellite in the 1892 general election. Four days later he was returned unopposed for West Donegal which he represented until he retired in 1900.
He owned and edited a number of publications (The Nation, Dublin Weekly News and Young Ireland). In December 1887 he published reports of meetings by the National League. As a result he was convicted and imprisoned for two months under the Crimes Act.
Sullivan also wrote the adopted anthem of the All-for Ireland League: "All for Ireland ! One for all !. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin for 1886 and 1887.
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