Location: Mansion House Oak Room. Private meeting.
On the motion of COUNT PLUNKETT (N. Roscommon) SEAN UA CEALLAIGH (Louth) was appointed Ceann Ionaid, and, in his absence, LIAM DE ROISTE (Cork City) was elected Chairman for the day.
Seán O'Ceallaigh (in English, JJ O'Kelly) later claimed he was not present at start of meeting and election came as surprise to him. He chaired nearly all First Dáil meetings subsequently.
The Deputy for Cork City accordingly took the Chair.