Fianna Fáíl hold a concert to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Dáil and the 21st anniversary of the 1937 constitution.

Speaking at the event Éamon de Valera reflects on the division of Ireland.

"I know and regret the division of our country. Many of us are in politics because of that division and one of the main tasks before us is to try to work by means that will be as successful as the means we have adopted to get the complete independence here. Now some people are despairing about that. I am not. Nobody before we went into the negotiations of '38 would have hoped that we would have got Spike Island and that we have got the ports. We didn't get them by any military action."