Official: Cabinet: Irish Committee.

Reference code: CHAR 22/14

Part of: CHAR 22
Next record: CHAR 22/15
Previous record: CHAR 22/13

Date: 01 Jul 1922 - 17 Oct 1922


Correspondents include: Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] on the Irish Distress Committee; Michael Collins on discourtesy over the institution of the neutral area in Pettigo [County Donegal and County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland] and Belleek [County Armagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland], and on the Local Government Bill for Northern Ireland (2); Sir James Craig [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, later 1st Lord Craigavon] on the costs of the Special Constabulary (2); Alfred Cope [Assistant Under-Secretary for Ireland, and Clerk of the Privy Council, Ireland] on subjects including the death of Arthur Griffith [President of the Dail], the death of Michael Collins, the escape of IRA prisoners, elections and the publication of the original drafts of the Irish Treaty (9); Charles McCurdy [Coalition Liberal Chief Whip] on the distribution of MPs from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; William Cosgrave, Chairman of the Provisional Government; "L" [7th Lord Londonderry, leader of the Senate, Government of Northern Ireland, earlier Lord Castlereagh] on keeping law and order; Lionel Curtis [Advisor on Irish Affairs to the Colonial Office] on how WSC had restored Irish faith in English goodwill, and on the need to complete the Irish settlement before the dissolution of Parliament.

Other subjects include: voting rights for the Irish in England; compensation for injury and damage; the reduction of violence in Northern Ireland; barring Eamon De Valera [President of Sinn Fein] from the negotiations; the leadership of the Dail; an invitation by the Government of the Irish Free State for representatives of the Government of Northern Ireland to sit in the Free State Parliament; an amnesty for Irish prisoners.

Also includes: press cuttings; figures of issues of arms and ammunition to the Provisional Government; an extract from a speech by WSC on what Ulster [Northern Ireland] should fight for; copy of "Ireland and the new Political Outlook at Home", a pamphlet by Alexander Scott [Liberal MP for Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland].



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