"Home Rule Bill, it said; Irish to Demonstrate June 3rd"
Gladstone debating Irish Home Rule, April 1886
Public DomainGladstone debating Irish Home Rule, April 1886 - Credit: Illustrated London News

The Irish Government Bill, 1893, which is also known as the Second Home Rule Bill, was an attempt by William Gladstone (the Liberal Prime Minister at the time) to secure home rule for Ireland. A previous bill on the same issue presented by Gladstone in 1886 had been defeated.

The 1893 bill was passed by the House of Commons but subsequently vetoed by the House of Lords.