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

PR4/4/ (FILE 4 )

declare his allegiance in the form of an oath may substitute the word "affirm" for "swear" where it occurs in the oath. 23 July 1920 1p 80 Copy letter from MacSwiney to O/C 4th Battalion asking him to inquire immediately into complaints made by Mrs. Twomey about her lost china and the destruction of her chicken run by Irish Volunteer soldiers. 24 July 1920 1p 81 Copy letter from MacSwiney to Con. O'Neill, Cork, regarding arrangements for a proposed meeting with MacSwiney and Mr. Harrington to establish an Irish Engineering and Shipbuilding Union. 24 July 1920 1p 82 Printed Dail Proclamation ordering that all future plans for emigration by Irish citizens must be sanctioned by the Secretary of State for Home Affairs. Details how to apply for such a permit. 24 July 1920 1p 83 Circular issued by the Department of Home Affairs reporting on the establishment of Parish and District Courts, the necessity of issuing a proclamation restricting emigration, the appointment of a National Censor for cinemas and the effect in Ireland of the British 'Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act 1920'. Encloses a copy of the memorandum submitted by the Irish Vigilance Association in favour of national censorship and a proposal to increase workmens' compensation. [July 1920] 5pp 84 Amended circular issued by the Department of Home Affairs concerning the definition and calculation of a 'reasonable increase of rent and rates' and the rights of tenants under these circumstances. [July 1920] 1p 85 Copy list of ministerial and non-ministerial motions to be discussed at the Dáil Éireann August session. Includes proposals to set up a Land Commission, to establish national censorship, to appoint a locum tenens in the absence of any Dail member from his constituency (Mac Swiney), to strengthen the bacon-curing industry in Ireland, to prevent Irish shopkeepers selling foreign goods, to consider the situation in Belfast and Ulster, to establish an Economic Council and to bring the Irish Constitution more in line with American ideas.

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