Dáil Éireann. Cóiriú na hOibre ag tornughadh an chéad lá d'Abrán, 1919
|Main Creator:||Ireland. Oireachtas. Dáil.|
One copy of this broadside [with pencil doodles and annotations concerning the spelling of some Irish words present on the sheet, numbered 16-19] is held in the Department of Ephemera at EPH D37 (formerly held at call number POL/1910-20/53). Printed at top left of sheet: "Faoí Rún - teachtaí amháin" and underneath this in English "Confidential. - for Deputies only". From 1919 to 1922 Dáil Éireann was the parliament of the self-proclaimed Irish Republic. On 21 January 1919, twenty-seven of the Sinn Féin candidates who won seats in the 1918 general election met in the Mansion House, Dublin to establish Dáil Éireann (thirty-five other members were recorded as being 'fé ghlas ag Gallaibh' [imprisoned by the foreign enemy] with another four 'as ar díbirt ag Gallaibh' [deported by the foreign enemy]. Thirty-seven other M.P.s mainly from the northern six counties were recorded as being 'as láthair' ['Not present']. It was at this meeting that the Dáil adopted the Irish Declaration of Independence. The term of office for the First Ministry was from 21 January to 1 April 1919 - this was a temporary cabinet headed by Cathal Brugha, as the leader of Sinn Féin Éamon de Valera, was imprisoned at that time. The term of office for the Second Ministry that this broadside relates to was from 1 April 1919 to 26 August 1921 - De Valera became Príomh Aire ['President of Dáil Éireann'] while Constance Markievicz became the first Irish female cabinet minister. With references on broadside to "The Case for the Peace Conference and the League Of Nations" [No. 22 on sheet] and "Motion for message to Sean T. O'Ceallaig [Seán T. [Tomás] Ó Ceallaigh].
Note: Printed in Irish and English.
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[Dublin; Dáil Éireann, April 1 1919].
Physical description: 1 broadside; 32.6 x 20.4 cm.
Varying form of title: Dáil Éireann. Order of Proceedings for session opening on April 1st 1919.
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|ILB 300 p 2 [Item 5]||Main Reading Room||Irish Large Books|
|11B 345||Main Reading Room||Books|
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