Dail Eireann, the Irish Parliament, was formed in 1919. The term Dail derived from the name of a council of elders in Gaelic Ireland and has been applied to three separate assemblies. It is difficult to place this in context. After the vote on the Treaty, de Valera resigned as President of the Dail and was replaced by Arthur Griffith, seen at 2min 33sec) presumably as the head of the new Provisional Government. The burning train is probably a flash-back to the Irish War of Independence but it could be a scene of destruction brought about by Irregulars in the Civil War.