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The First Dáil

The first Dáil met in the Mansion House on 21 January 1919 and it asserted the exclusive right of the elected representatives of the Irish people to legislate for the country. This documentary examines he first parliament of the Irish Republic. (1969)

The First Dáil

 In 1919, Irish candidates who had been elected to Parliament in the United Kingdom decided not to sit in Westminster and instead assembled as ‘Dáil Éireann'.

The first Dáil met in the Mansion House on 21 January 1919 and it asserted the exclusive right of the elected representatives of the Irish people to legislate for the country.

This documentary examines the origins, establishment and achievements of the first parliament of the Irish Republic.

First Broadcast 18th January 1969

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.

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