The return of the Dáíl to the Round Room of the Mansion House to mark the 50th anniversary of its first meeting and to honour the surviving members of that Dáil.

A special programme showing the return of the Dáíl to the Round Room of the Mansion House to mark the 50th anniversary of its first meeting and to honour the surviving members of that Dáil.

This was the first time that RTÉ Radio and Television broadcast live coverage of a Dáil session. Eleven of the twelve surviving Sinn Féin deputies can be seen in attendance - Joseph O'Doherty, P.J Ward, Dr James Ryan, Robert Barton, Richard Mulcahy, Ernest Blythe, Seán MacEntee, Dr Brian Cusack, Alasdair Mac Cába , Padraig O'Keefe and President Eamon de Valera. Sean Nunan, who had acted as a clerk to the Dail in 1919, is also present.

The voiceover of reporter Sean Duignan sepaking in Irish introduces the surviving members of the first Dáil.