An all party mass protest rally against the Ireland Bill being put through the British Commons is held in O'Connell Street, Dublin.

The Bill  guaranteed that partition,  the status of Northern Ireland as a part of the UK, would continue until the Parliament of Northern Ireland chose otherwise.

Over 100 members from political parties and trade unions are represented on a platform at the Parnell monument. Thousands gather to listen to speeches from the Taoiseach John Costello and the opposition party leaders. The entire proceedings are broadcast on radio.

Éamon de Valera, leader of the opposition in the Dáil, is introduced to the crowd and he outlines his opposition to the Bill in Irish and English.

"Having contrived and left us with an intolerable situation British statesmen are now trying to shuffle off their responsibilities. But the Irish will not cease to hold Britain responsible."