Terence MacSwiney L.Mayor Files Descriptive List (Ref. PR4)

PR4/2/ (FILE 2 )

Courts. 4 June 1920


6 Letter to MacSwiney from Aibirein de Staic (Austin Stack, Substitute Minister for Home Affairs), noting that he may communicate with Kenny (James. D. Kenny, Barrister) under cover of Rev. Father J. Breen, President, St. Brendan's Seminary, Killarney, County Kerry. 7 June 1920 1p 7 Letter to MacSwiney from Aibirein de Staic (Austin Stack, Substitute Minister for Home Affairs), noting that a special Court of Appeal will soon be established but that the punishment of guilty criminals is more difficult and will be discussed before the Dail at its next meeting. Recommends that Kenny (James D. Kenny, Barrister) be present at the preliminary discussions on this Appeals Court. 8 June 1920 1p 8 Memorandum to MacSwiney from M.C. (Michael Collins, Minister for Finance), regarding the proposed new methods of computing and collecting taxes by the Dail Government. Encloses a copy of the proposal detailing the establishment of a taxation department and advises on the best method to be used by individuals to indemnify them against any liability to the British Exchequer. Also firmly stresses that these taxation plans must remain strictly confidential. 15-17 June 1920 2pp 9 Letter to MacSwiney from Michael Collins, Minister for Finance, clarifying the many questions arising over the price and acceptance of gold for the Dail Eireann Loan. Details his correspondence with Liam de Róiste, concerning the settling of a price for gold, his determination not to pay more than the usual price and the total amount of gold received noting that only sovereigns which cost more than twenty shillings are not wanted. Also notes that the Comhairle Ceanntair should be fully informed of this outcome and again confirms the special receipt for £707- 12-6 issued by him (for the Dáil Éireann Mid Cork Loan collection). Written in Irish. 17 June 1920 2pp 10 Letter to MacSwiney from Diarmuid Ó’hEigceartuigh (Diarmuid O'Hegarty), Secretary Dáil Éireann, detailing his belief that the action of Professor Stockley against the Daily Mail is not simply a matter of claiming damages but highlights English propagandist methods and that withdrawal from action would now be liable to great mis-representation. Also notes that he is still trying to get a copy of the Daily Mail dated March 30th 1920 to help with the case.

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