September 10, 1923
On this day in 1923, the then Irish Free State was admitted into the League of Nations, the predecessor to today’s United Nations. After the League of Nations was first established in 1919, there were many efforts made by some organizations in Ireland in to join the League. However, this task proved more difficult due to some opinions that joining a body founded by England would make it harder for Ireland to achieve independence. After joining on this day, WT Cosgrave, President of the Executive Council in Ireland, made a speech on the Irish admittance to the League of Nations.