The Democratic Programme

EXHIBITION : THE FIRST DÁIL

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Ernest Blythe, Richard Mulcahy, and Seán Mac Entee recall the first democratic programme how it came about and its impact.

  • Title
    An Chéad Dáil 1919
  • 1st Broadcast
    20/01/1969
  • Contributor
    Patrick Gallagher (Presenter)
    Aindreas Ó Gallchóir (Producer)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:40
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Clip title
    The Democratic Programme
  • Extended description

    Presenter Patrick Gallagher explains how the 'Democratic Programme' came about.

    Ernest Blythe, Richard Mulcahy and Sean Mac Entee recall the first democratic programme how it came about and its impact.

  • Information

    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.

  • Local keywords
    Politics, Politicians, Dáil, 1919, Democratic Programme, Elections
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    96D00204
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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