No. 163  UCDA P150/2632

Handwritten notes by Joseph P. Walshe

DUBLIN, 12 December 1941

Message from Sir John Maffey on the phone at 11.40 am. Prime Minister has replied to Taoiseach's message as follows: 'I have your message and will gladly arrange for Lord Cranborne to go and see you, as you suggest, so that you may give him a fuller explanation of your position'. Lord Cranborne sent message at same time saying he could come Tuesday or Wednesday staying until Thursday or Friday. Tuesday would suit him better: Mr. J. Stephenson would come with him.

I informed the Taoiseach accordingly He agreed to Tuesday for date of arrival. I immediately phoned to Sir J. Maffey conveying the T's assent. Dulanty told me he had been given the information yesterday afternoon by C.

4 O'C
J. Maffey phoned today. C. would come quietly on Tuesday wasn't good air traveller would go straight to Maffey's and not see Taoiseach until Wednesday morning.

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