Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.

PR81/1/4 Civil Service, Provisional Government, and Irish Free State (1922-1934)

Reference: PR81/1/4



Title: Level:

Civil Service, Provisional Government and Irish Free State

Extent: 256 items


Scope and Content: Large series of papers belonging to Diarmaid Fawsitt dating from his period employed as a civil servant under the Proisional Government and subsequently the Irish Free State in Dublin. Fawsitt was employed first under the Minister for Economic Affairs and later in the trade department of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The surviving papers appear to be mainly copies of correspondence kept by Fawsitt rather than official government records. The surviving copies of correspondence demonstrate some of the activities and challenges of the newly formed civil service in areas connected to industry and trade. These include meetings chaired by Fawsitt to set in motion the transfer of British naval facilities at Haulbowline island, Cork harbour (ref. PR81/1/4/B). Other areas of activity refer to questions regarding the landing of transatlantic communication cables in the west of Ireland, and the future of ship oil bunkering stations located within the treaty ports (ref. PR81/1/4/C). Substantial numbers of papers survive documenting the termination of Fawsitt’s civil service career and efforts made by him and others for reinstatement (ref. PR81/1/4/D).

PR81/1/4 Civil Service, Provisional Government, and Irish Free State (1922-1934)

PR81/1/4/A Travel Documents, Permits, and other Identification Passes (1921 – 1923)


PR81/1/4/B Haulbowline Advisory Committee, minutes of meetings,

travel expenses and correspondence regarding Diarmaid Fawsitt’s civil service salary (Dec 1921 - Oct 1922)


PR81/1/4/C Re-organisation of Ministries and appointment of Diarmaid Fawsitt as Assistant Secretary to Minister of Industry and Commerce, Provisional Government of Ireland (Feb 1922 - Dec 1923) PR81/1/4/D Termination of Diarmaid Fawsitt’s Civil Service Employment and Reinstatement (1923 – 1934)





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