No. 59 NAI DFA D2075

T.M. Healy to the Duke of Devonshire (London)
(No. 89) (Copy)

DUBLIN, 12 April 1923

My Lord Duke,
I have the honour to advert to Your Grace's Despatch No. 80 of the 15th February,1 with reference to the question of Communications from His Majesty's Government to the Government of the Irish Free State on International Affairs, and to inform you that my Ministers are of opinion that it would be advisable to continue provisionally the understanding arrived at between the late President Griffith and Mr. Winston Churchill, mentioned in paragraph 32 of your Despatch, whereby such communications and consultations were deferred until such time as the Irish Government should be in a position to deal adequately with matters of this nature.

I have the honour to be,
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient,
humble servant,
(Sgd.) T.M. HEALY

1Not printed.

2The despatch referred to consultation between Britain and the dominions on questions of Imperial Foreign Policy. Paragraph 3 of the despatch refers to this process, the relevant section reading: 'Mr Griffith and members of the Provisional Government intimated that they did not wish to begin the consideration of matters of this nature until such time as their Departmental arrangements for dealing with communications on the subject were more fully advanced.'

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