No. 312 NAI DT S5340/13

Extract from a letter from Diarmuid O'Hegarty to Michael McDunphy (Dublin)

London, 3 December 1929

Dear McDunphy,

[matter omitted]

Since I wrote you last week we got over the snag that had arisen only to be faced at the last moment by a typical British performance. This has occasioned further delay and considerable annoyance amongst the delegations of the three more important Dominions. We are optimistic enough to think that it will be settled in time to allow the final report to be signed on Wednesday evening and we are accordingly booking our passages for Thursday morning. We hope our return will come off this time.1

Would you please ask Luccan2 to get in touch with my officer and tell him, in the absence of any notification of a change in plan, I shall be at Dun Laoghaire on the arrival of the boat on Thursday evening. The Officer might get in touch with my wife before going down in case she wanted to go to Dún Laoghaire.3

Yours sincerely,
[signed] Diarmuid Ó hÉigeartaigh

1 Handwritten marginal annotation by McDunphy: 'Seen by President and by V.P.'.

2 James Luccan, Higher Executive Officer, Department of the President of the Executive Council.

3 Handwritten marginal annotation by McDunphy: 'Done. 4/12/29'.

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