Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.

Descriptive List of the Personal Archive of Diarmaid L. Fawsitt

PR81/1/6 Legal Career (1928 – 1956)

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/015 Date: 1955 - 1956 Title: Newscuttings, Retirement as Judge Level: file Extent: 17 items Scope and Content:

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/017 Date: 1955 - 1956 Title:

Judgement in Maynooth College Rating Case: Publication of Report


Extent: 4 items


Scope and Content: File relating to request to publish a report of Fawsitt’s judgement in the matter Trustees of Maynooth College and Commissioners of Valuation. The request was made by Owen Corcoran in a letter of 19 Oct 1956, addressed from the Law Library. Also present is a letter from Lionel J Winder, Editor, The Irish Law Times, to Fawsitt, expressing his willingness to include the judgement in any report published, and stating that he will arrange for Corcoran to contact him (22 October 1956). The file also contains a ts copy of the judgement and ms copies, together with a covering letter by the County Registrar, Dundalk Circuit Court Office forwarding copies of the judgement to Fawsitt (14 December 1955).

Folder of newspapers and pages from newspapers, mainly containing articles marking Fawsitt’s retirement as a circuit court judge in March 1956. Some 1955 papers also present containing reports of court sittings presided over by Fawsitt. Includes the following papers: Meath Chronicle (24 March 1956) Dublin Evening Mail (23 March and 17 April 1956) Drogheda Independent (24 March 1956)

The Cork Examiner (3 May 1956) Cork Evening Echo (3 May 1956) The Wicklow People (21 April 1956) The Free Press (20 April 1956) Leinster Leader (30 July 1955 and 5 May 1956)

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/018 Date: 1956 - 1958 Title: Sale of Law Books Level: file Extent: 1 file Scope and Content:

The Irish Pres (15 May 1956) The Irish Times (23 July 1955) The Democrat and People’s Journal (8 October 1955 and 7 January 1956)

File relating to the sale of Diarmaid Fawsitt’s law books on his retirement from the bench. Includes correspondence with the Law Library, Four Courts; University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Uchemefuna Omo, barrister-at-law, solicitor and advocate of the High Court of Nigeria; the Department of External Affairs; and others. Also present are lists of books, including four copies of a list of works on International and Constitutional Law; a List of Library Books including Irish Law Reports; a list of series of law books; a list of law reports; and some small rough lists.

The Echo (Wexford) (21 April 1956) Cutting, The Argus (10 March 1956) Cutting, a diary column titled ‘He received same white gloves 45 times’ [with reference to Fawsitt, who, at 72, is to retire shortly]

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/13/01


1939 - 1942

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/016 Date: 1939 - 1962 Title: Irish Law Times Level: file Extent: 11 items Scope and Content:

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Bundles relating to Wages Tribunals to Consider Specific Applications

Extent: 10 bundles


Scope and Content: Bundles relating to specific applications for a Wages (Standard Rate) Order brought by trades unions on behalf of workers in specified businesses or concerns. Each bundle contains the order appointing Fawsitt and others to the tribunal to consider the application. Supporting documentation, and, in some cases, reports of the tribunal, are also present. Appointment orders range in date from August to November 1942, with reports and recommendations, where present, generally issued within two months. Small bundles of documents are present relating to applications on behalf of workers in the following businesses or concerns: 1. Glasnevin Cemetery, Mount St Jerome Cemetery, and undertakers’ employees. 2. ‘Burtol’ Irish Cleaners Ltd, Galway Branch. 3. Galway University College (Groundsmen and Departmental Attendants) 4. W&J Bolger, Building Contractors, Galway 5. Electricity Supply Board, Galway ESB District 6. Irish Sea Fisheries Association, Galway, with an additional order in respect of application for a bonus order in respect of an individual employee

File marked ‘Irish Law Times’, containing nine copies of The Irish Law Times and Solicitors’ Journal with the Irish Law Times Reports under the sanction of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society ( January 1, 1944; August 10, 17, 24, 1957; August 31, 1957; September 7, 1957; September 14, 1957; September 21, 1957; September 28, 1957; October 5, 1957; October 12, 1957). Also present is a partial copy of The Irish Jurist Reports for 1939 and a copy of The Justice of the Peace, the newspaper of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices (Australia) (Volume 52, No 1, January 1962).

7. Tannery Workers in Counties Waterford and Tipperary 8. Castle Forbes Works, Dublin (Male Soap Workers) 9. Cherry Brothers Brewery, New Ross, Co Wexford (order appointing tribunal only) 10. Furniture Industry in County Cork



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