No. 215 NAI DE 1/3
Dublin, 8 December 1921
Present: President, Foreign Affairs, Economics, Home Affairs, Defence, Local Government, Assistant Local Government, Messrs. Duggan, Gavan Duffy, Childers and Diarmuid O'Hegarty
Duration of Meeting: 12 noon to 9.30 p.m. with two adjournments.
1: Recommendation of Treaty
Following a discussion of the terms of the Treaty the following members declared in favour of recommending it to the Dáil: - A. Griffith, M. Collins, R. Barton, W. Cosgrave, K O'Higgins (no vote).
Mr Griffith would recommend document on basis of its merits - the remaining members on basis of signature.
The following declared against recommending Treaty to Dáil: President, Cathal Brugha and A. Stack.
2: President's Statement
The President to issue a statement to the press defining his position and that of the Min[ister]s of H[ome]A[ffairs] and Def[ence].
3: Summoning of Dáil
A public session of Dáil to be summoned for Wed. 14th Dec. at 11 am Mansion House. Ministers to remain in charge of their Depts in meantime.
The Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series has published an eBook of confidential correspondence on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
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