Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.

PR81/1/6 Legal Career (1928 – 1956)

Reference: PR81/1/6

Date: 1928 - 1956

Title: Level:

Legal Career

Extent: 5 sub-series


Scope and Content: Files of correspondence, notes, and legal documents relating to Diarmaid Fawsitt’s work as a barrister and legal adviser, and on his subsequent career as a judge. This section begins with records of Fawsitt’s legal training and subsequent professional progression. Files relating to specific cases, matters, and subjects are listed next. Other correspondence and records follow, arranged chronologically, while the next sub-series covers legal documents and paper, including drafts, notes, partial records and ephemera. The final sub-series within this section contains records relating to Fawsitt’s career on the bench, as a judge on the Circuit Court (1941-56). PR81/1/6/A: legal education and career progression (King’s Inns, call to bar, SC, clear study notes). PR81/1/6/B Files relating to specific cases, matters, or subjects. These include his work on the appeal in the Rosmuck Murder Trial, the formation of the Sea Fisheries Association of Saorstat Eireann Limited, dealings with Arthur Cox & Co. PR81/1/6/B/2 consists of two files relating to the formation of The Sea Fisheries Association of Saorstat Eireann Limited, one containing correspondence, the other consisting of printed and draft documentation, including rules, agreements, and notes. PR81/1/6/C is comprised by sub-files of other legal correspondence and related papers arranged chronologically. PR81/1/6/D contains legal documents, papers, and notes, relating either to specific cases or to areas of law, much in draft or copy form. PR81/1/6/E Circuit Court Judge. The series contains records relating to Fawsitt’s initial provisional and subsequent official appointment to the bench; correspondence with the Department of Justice, the Courts Service, County Registrars, and others; files relating to his work chairing arbitration tribunals on industrial wages under emergency powers during The Emergency; notebooks, and letters relating to his retirement. Among correspondence files is a small file of letters to and from the Department of the Taoiseach, which includes some personal correspondence between Fawsitt and Eamon De Valera.

PR81/1/6 Legal Career (1928 – 1956)

PR81/1/6/A Legal Education and Professional Progression (1925 – 1938)


PR81/1/6/B Files on Legal Cases, Matters, and Subjects (1929 – 1942)


PR81/1/6/C General Legal Correspondence (1928 – 1934)


PR81/1/6/D Legal Documents and Papers (1924 - 1942)


PR81/1/6/E Judicial Career (1941 – 1956)



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