"In The Summer After The Rising, The Country Changed"


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Public opinion changed greatly between 1916 and the general election of December 1918. Members of the first Dáil recall what brought about this change.

  • Title
    An Chéad Dáil
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  • Contributor
    Patrick Gallagher (Reporter)
    Aindreas Ó Gallchóir (Producer)
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    "In The Summer After The Rising, The Country Changed"
  • Extended description

    Aindreas Ó Gallchoir's programme 'An Chéad Dáil 1919' interviewed surviving members of the first Dáíl. Public opinion changed greatly between 1916 and the general election of December 1918. Sinn Féin's influence on the farmers, the British Government's attitude to the Nationalist Party, a threat of conscription to the British Army and the execution of the leaders of the Easter 1916 Rising were all to impact on voting.

    In this extract Alasdair Mac Cába, Padraig O'Keefe, Richard Mulcahy and Ernest Blythe, who were all elected in 1918, talk about events that increased support for Sinn Féin.

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    The first meeting of Dáil Éireann took place in the Round Room of the Mansion House on 21 January 1919. To honour the 50th anniversary of the this event the first sitting of the Dáíl for 1969 took place in the Round Room of the Mansion House.

    RTÉ marked the occasion with programmes on radio and television. The first ever live broadcast of the Dáil in session on radio and television was part of this output.

    In 'An Chéad Dáil 1919' ten of the twelve surviving Sinn Féin deputies who were returned in that election talk about the first assembly and the work it did. The programme was produced by Aindreas Ó Gallchóir and broadcast on 20 January 1969.

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    Padraig O'Keeffe, Richard Mulcahy, Ernest Blythe, 50th Anniversary, Sinn Féin , Alasdair Mac Cába
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    Politics and Economics
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    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)