Irish Film Institute -STAGING THE TREATY (4): THE BALLOT


A four-part filmed presentation of Staging The Treaty by ANU Productions – a live recording of the long-form theatre performance re-staging the Dáil Debates of (1921–1922) at the original location where they took place in Earlsfort Terrace. Based on adaptation of original transcripts by Theo Dorgan, directed by Louise Lowe in 2022 and filmed by Tiny Ark.

We present the world premiere of this momentous 10-hour film project exploring both the historical and contemporary relevance of the debate which is reenacted by an ensemble of 45 cast including some of Ireland’s leading actors.

Saturday 7 October, 12:00: THE MAELSTROM (161 mins)

Saturday 7 October, 15:30: THE TITANS (191 mins)

Sunday 8 October, 12:30: THE PURGE (99 mins)

Sunday 8 October, 14:50 THE BALLOT (140 mins)
DAYS 12 & 13
Attempts to find common ground have failed. De Valera announces that he proposes to resign as President. Griffith calls, in an impassioned speech, for the Treaty to be passed. The vote is finally taken. The Dáil has spoken, but there will be no peace.

Read the Staging the Treaty programme here.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 and by Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Grants.

The event is presented as part of Dublin Festival of History 2023.

This event is free but ticketed. Tickets can be booked online with a €1 booking fee. Tickets are available with no additional fee from the IFI Box Office in-person or over the phone on 01 679 3477.
Each part of Staging the Treaty is ticketed separately. View all four events here.


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Sunday 8th