Staging the Treaty

Photo credit: Ros Kavanagh

‘Staging The Treaty’ is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and broadcast in partnership with

ANU Productions have brought to life one of the most significant events in Irish history – the Dáil Debates of 1921/22 with an ensemble cast of 45 at the original location where they took place in Earlsfort Terrace.

Poet and writer Theo Dorgan spent over 3 years working with the original contributions of the members of Dáil Éireann to the debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty documents, to produce the script that replays the debates using only the words of those who participated, to fully explore both the historical and contemporary relevance of the debates.  Please see a related article by Theo on

Digital audiences are invited to experience a filmic edit of the ballot days, broadcast on and RTÉ History on Saturday 7th January 2023.  The broadcast will include an in-conversation piece between Theo Dorgan and Catriona Crowe to explore the themes and topics of the debates.

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