A date with destiny: The centenary of the first Dáil

The Dáil Éireann is the name of the Irish parliament, which today is based in Leinster House, Dublin. The First Dáil was established in 1919 in Mansion House, Dublin, as an unicameral legislature (the Seanad was only officially established by the 1937 Constitution.) During the War of Independence, the Dáil Éireann issued several key declarations and programmes on behalf of the Irish nation, most notably the Irish Declaration of Independence, Democratic Programme and Message to the Free Nations of the World, all in 1919.

Writings

Declaration of Independence (1919)

Message to the Free Nations of the World (1919)

Democratic Programme (1919)

Ireland’s Case For Independence (1919)

Bunreacht an Chéad Dáil (1919)

Faisnéis Neamhspleádhchuis (1919)

Clár Oibre Poblacánaighe (1919)

Scéal ó Dháil Éireann chum Saor-Náisiún an Domhain (1919)