Conference in the Royal Irish Academy

Video of the Dáil100 conference is available to view on OireachtasTV.

The conference, entitled Dáil Éireann: the first 100 years, 1919–2019, was held in the Royal Irish Academy in December 2018. The week of the conference marked the 100th anniversary of the 14 December 1918 general election.

The video coverage is in four parts, as follows:

Panel discussion 1 - Origins and Consolidation: 1919-45

Chaired by Stephen Collins, journalist
Marie Coleman, QUB
Michael Laffan, UCD
Fearghal McGarry, QUB
Ciara Meehan, University of Hertfordshire


Panel discussion 2 - Evolution and Developments: 1945 – Present

Chaired by Olivia O’Leary, journalist
Bill Kissane, London School of Economics
Brigid Laffan, European University Institute
Martin Mansergh, Vice- Chairman, Decade of Centenaries Working Group


Panel discussion 3 - Staying Relevant: The Dáil in its Second Century

Chaired by Áine Lawlor, journalist
Introductory comments by David Farrell, UCD
Richard Boyd Barrett, TD
Frances Fitzgerald, TD
Aengus Ó Snodaigh, TD
Jan O’Sullivan, TD
Eamon Ryan, TD

Panel discussion 4 - Public Perceptions of Dáil Éireann: 100 Years Later

Chaired by Pat Rabbitte, former Labour Party Leader
Katie Hannon, RTE
Alison O’Connor, Irish Examiner
Fionnán Sheahan, Irish Independent
Mary Murphy, UCC

To find out more about the centenary of the First Dáil, visit the Dáil100 website.