On the 20th of November 1925
Eoin MacNeill, resigns from the Boundary Commission
- 20 November 1925
Eoin MacNeill (Irish: Eoin Mac Néill; born John McNeill; 15 May 1867 – 15 October 1945) was an Irish scholar, Irish language enthusiast, Gaelic revivalist, nationalist and politician who served as Minister for Education from 1922 to 1925, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1921 to 1922, Minister for Industries 1919 to 1921 and Minister for Finance January 1919 to April 1919.
He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1918 to 1927. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Londonderry City from 1918 to 1922 and a Member of the Northern Ireland Parliament (MP) for Londonderry from 1921 to 1925.
Irish Boundary Commission
The Boundary Commission was established as part of the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which aimed to address the issue of partition and the borders between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State.
In 1924 the three man Irish Boundary Commission was set up to settle the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State; MacNeill represented the Irish Free State.
MacNeill was the only member of the Commission without legal training and has been described as having been “pathetically out of his depth”.
Eoin MacNeill did not resign from the Boundary Commission because he was not a member of the commission.
Eoin MacNeill was an Irish nationalist and a prominent figure in Irish politics. He was a founding member of the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers, and he played a role in the events leading up to the Easter Rising in 1916.