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Midnight in London review: Countdown to birth of the Irish nation plays out like a thriller in Treaty talks

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Midnight in London is beautifully written

Midnight in London is beautifully written

Midnight in London is beautifully written

To sign or not to sign, that was the question. On the evening of December 5, 1921, five Dáil Éireann TDs gathered at 22 Hans Place in West London to decide whether to accept the proposed Articles of Agreement for a Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland.

Two months earlier Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins, Robert Barton, George Gavan Duffy, and Eamonn Duggan had arrived at 10 Downing Street to negotiate Ireland’s constitutional relationship with the British Empire.


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