No. 396 NAI 2003/17/181

Statement issued by Eamon de Valera to the Press (Dublin)

Dublin, 10 December 1936

I have been informed by His Majesty King Edward VIII that he has today executed an instrument of abdication.

In so far as Saorstát Éireann is concerned, the abdication will not become effective until legislation for that purpose has been enacted by the Oireachtas.

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