No. 159 NAI CAB 2/1

Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet
(G.C. 1/17) (Item 3)

Dublin, 22 March 1938


The Taoiseach adverted to a Question to be addressed to him in the Dáil on Wednesday, 23rd March, 1938, by Deputy Cosgrave1, asking whether he was yet in a position to make a statement to the Dáil on the negotiations with the British Government. He stated that he proposed to reply on the following lines:

'I regret that I am not in a position to make a statement at present. We are endeavouring to bring the negotiations to a conclusion as quickly as possible, and I can assure the Deputy that I will take the earliest opportunity to make a statement to the Dáil.'

The proposed reply was approved.

[initialled] POC 2

1 William T. Cosgrave (1880-1965), first President of the Executive Council (1922-32), leader of the Cumann na nGaedheal party (1923-33), Leader of the Opposition (1932-44), leader of the Fine Gael party (1933-44).

2 Padraig ó Cinnéide, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet.

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