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Chapter XI

 

Reaction to the Constitution, May–July 1937

  1. 16 March draft of the Constitution (NAI, DT S9715A) - downlaod
  2. Distribution of copies of the draft Constitution and letters of acknowledgment, May 1937 (NAI, DT S9852) - download
  3. Letters from the public and newspaper commentaries following publication of the draft Constitution on 1 May 1937 (NAI, DT S9880) - download
  4. File summarising criticisms of the Draft Constitution, May 1937 (NAI, DT S9882) - download (It should be noted that, though there was a space left on each summary for ‘observations’, very few comments are actually recorded in this file).
  5. 65 Dáil Debates, Cols 1435–8 (10 March 1937): Draft Constitution, Application of Standing Orders
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0065/D.0065.193703100045.html
  6. 65 Dáil Debates, Cols 1438–9 (10 March 1937): Draft Constitution, First Stage
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0065/D.0065.193703100046.html (As can be seen from these links, the Constitution was introduced into Dáil Éireann on 10 March 1937, though no text accompanied its introduction. The debate on the Constitution began on 11 May 1937 (see links below)).
  7. Constitution as introduced to Dáil Éireann on 10 March 1937 (NAI, DT S9705) - downlaod
  8. Constitution as amended in the Committee Stage in Dáil Éireann (NAI, DT S9904) - download
  9. Constitution as approved by Dáil Éireann, 14 June 1937 (NAI, DT S9905) - download

Guide to Dáil debates on the Draft Constitution

  1. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 29–164 (11 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Second Stage
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705110029.html
  2. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 191–322 (12 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Second Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705120015.html
  3. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 325–470 (13 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Second Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705130005.html
  4. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 941–999 (25 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705250014.html
  5. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1003–1080 (25 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705250016.html
  6. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1084–1142 (26 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705260012.html
  7. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1160–1234 (26 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705260015.html
  8. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1237–1310 (28 May 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193705280006.html
  9. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1321–1378 (1 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706010020.html
  10. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1394–1472 (1 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706010027.html
  11. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1483–1546 (2 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed (Article 20)
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706020013.html
  12. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1574–1644 (2 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed (Article 38)
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706020018.html
  13. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1650–1707 (3 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706030009.html
  14. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1727–1793 (3 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706030014.html
  15. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1847–1925 (4 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Committee Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706040007.html
  16. 67 Dáil Debates, Cols 1925–6 (4 June 1937): Committee on Finance, Report Stage
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0067/D.0067.193706040008.html
  17. 68 Dáil Debates, Col. 114 (9 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Report Stage
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0068/D.0068.193706090017.html
  18. 68 Dáil Debates, Cols 114–248 (9 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Recommittal
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0068/D.0068.193706090018.html
  19. 68 Dáil Debates, Cols 258–306 (10 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Recommittal Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0068/D.0068.193706100011.html
  20. 68 Dáil Debates, Cols 332 – 434 (14 June 1937): Draft Constitution, Report Stage Resumed
    http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/D/0068/D.0068.193706140016.html

 

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