On constitution day the Taoiseach Éamon de Valera addresses the nation.

The inauguration of the new constitution was marked on radio by a special programme. A dramatic reconstruction featuring

...the struggle through the centuries and the laws forced on the Irish people during their fight for independence.

Following this this special commemoration the Taoiseach addressed the nation in a broadcast that was relayed throughout America on the Columbia network.

Éamon de Valera tells listeners how the constitution provides for the aspiration of the Irish people to independence, national unity and the control of domestic and foreign affairs.