Irish presidential election, 1952
In the Irish presidential election in 1952
, the first held since the creation of the Republic of Ireland
in 1949, the outgoing president, Sean T. O'Kelly
decided to seek a second term. No party opposed him, though independent satirist Eoin (the Pope) O'Mahony
tried and failed to seek a nomination. With only one nominated candidate, O'Kelly was declared re-elected without a vote.