Prelude

Dáil Eireann assembled in Session on Friday, 21st January, 1921, The Deputy Speaker (Mr. J.J. O'KELLY, Louth) in the chair.
There were also present:
The MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS. The ASSOCIATE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. The ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. The DIRECTOR OF TRADE AND COMMERCE. The SUBSTITUTE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE. The DIRECTOR OF FISHERIES. The SUBSTITUTE DIRECTOR OF PROPAGANDA. The ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR IRISH. D. BUCKLEY (Kildare, North). M. P. COLIVET (Limerick City). Dr. B. CUSACK (Galway, North). LIAM DE ROISTE (Cork City). J. LENNON (Carlow). J. MACDONAGH (Tipperary, North). J. MACENTEE (Monaghan, South). L. MELLOWES (Galway, East, and Meath, North). R.J. MULCAHY (Clontarf, Dublin). B. O'HIGGINS (Clare, West). P. O'KEEFFE (Cork, North). JOHN O'MAHONY (Fermanagh, South). P. SHANAHAN (Harbour, Dublin). R.M. SWEETMAN (Wexford, North).