No. 84 NAI DT S8535

Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet
(Cab. 6/47(a))

Dublin, 1.00pm - 2.45pm, 11 July 1932

1. Correspondence between President and Governor General: re alleged discourtesies

It was decided that the entire correspondence should be issued immediately for publication in the press of the Irish Free State.

The following statement prepared by the President for issue in this connection was approved: 'In disregard of the advice of the Executive Council formally tendered to him, the Governor General has issued for publication certain letters which passed between him and the President of the Executive Council. As these letters have today appeared in foreign newspapers, the Executive Council has decided to authorise publication in the Irish Free State of the entire correspondence.

It was further decided that the ban on the importation of external newspapers containing the correspondence should be withdrawn.

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