No. 302 NAI DFA ES Box 33 File 234

George Gavan Duffy to John Chartres (Berlin)

(Copy) (Dictated No. 160/1922)

Dublin, 21 July 1922

A Chara,


Your Bulletin No. 123 is open to the most serious criticism; it extols Mr. de Valera and his friends at the moment when they are wrecking the country and gives them quite a disproportionate amount of space; there is also the gravest objection to the paragraph dealing with the division of the Irish Army, which is ascribed to the prohibition of an Army Meeting, of which the object was to determine the attitude of the Army towards the Treaty with England. The object of the Meeting in fact, and the reason for the prohibition, were an attempt, quite openly avowed, to set up an Army Executive quite independent of the control of Parliament.

I shall be glad to know what you have to say about the matter, which I have been requested to bring to the notice of the Cabinet.

Le meas,
George Gavan Duffy

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