President Kennedy looks to Ireland's future in a world dominated by larger, more powerful nations.

In his address to the Dáil, President Kennedy looks to Ireland’s future. He says we are all one human family and warns of "the common vulnerability of this planet". In a world dominated by larger, more powerful nations, he believes Ireland is an example for other small nations to follow.

"....Ireland has excellent relations with both the old and the new, the confidence of both sides, and an opportunity to act where the actions of greater powers might be looked upon with suspicion. The central issue of freedom however is between those who believe in self-determination, and those in the East who would impose upon others the harsh and repressive communist system."