MacDonagh, Joseph Michael

Tuesday, 20 December 1921

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. T Nbr. 7


DEBATE ON TREATY

Mr. Milroy, in the beginning of his speech, said he was going to take off the gloves. Nobody objected to him for that, I am sure, but what the great majority of the House objects to his having done...More Button

I am afraid that those who are going to ratify the Treaty are losing their tempers, and from what I gather they must know the Treaty is going to be rejected. I heard one of the Members state that ...More Button

Deputy Milroy spoke of Mr. Erskine Childers as a recent convert to Republicanism because he wrote a book in 1911. Well, I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Milroy in Liverpool and Manchester an...More Button

I am afraid he must have forgotten. And we have a more recent convert to Dominion Home Rule, the Chairman of the Delegation. This is what he wrote in June, 1917—at least it was in the leadin...More Button

“‘The Home Rule Act, 1914, Exposed’ by Mr. Wm. Martin Murphy, is a clear and trenchant exposure of that fraud upon a people. Mr. Murphy would settle the Irish question in the same way as the...More Button

He said that in 1917.More Button

“She is not a colony; she has never been a colony. She can claim no colonial right such as Australia, Canada, and South Africa assert. If she be not a nation, then she has no more title to indepe...More Button

“The first step to a permanent Irish settlement is the recognition of the Irish Nation” (cheers). I am glad the ratifiers are at last coming around to our point of view. Well, at any rate, we are...More Button

Others say with their hands up. Whether it is with their hands or their heads up, they should know what the British Empire has stood for in the history of the world. The British Empire has stood ...More Button

You have a body of men saying allegiance is greater than faithfulness, but by the Treaty oath you acknowledge the Crown and go into the Empire. I do not think Mr. Griffith has made any of his poin...More Button

I heard Mr. Griffith say a good deal in South Longford about what partition meant for Ireland. I also heard Mr. Milroy on the same subject. Instead of being on the Republican platform they ought ...More Button

I am not referring to anything said at the Private Session. Sixty-three men would not vote against the Union but gave up their seats so that others might vote for the Union. If the men are honest...More Button