A series of manuscript, draft manuscript and typescript letters between Chief Justice Hugh Kennedy, Labour Senator John T. O'Farrell and James Campbell, Lord Glenavy, Cathaoirleach of the Seanad [Chairman of the Senate] concerning comments made by O'Farrell in the Seanad;
20 November-8 December 1926
|Main Creator:||Kennedy, Hugh, 1879-1936|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
O'Farrell's made comments in the Seanad [reported by "The Irish Independent" newspaper] commenting on how remarks made at a meeting adressed by Tim Healy, Govenor General were apparently applauded by those present, one of whom was Hugh Kennedy. O'Farrell felt this endorsed Healy's comments. Kennedy took offence that he alone was singled out by O'Farrell when many other government ministers were present and he said it did not infer that he supported Healy's remarks just because he was present in the room when Healys' speech was made. Kennedy asked him to withdraw his comment so that it would be erased from the record of Seanad and when O'Farrell refused to do so, Kennedy appealed to Glenavy. Letters sent by Lord Glenavy to Hugh Kennedy [that appear to be off the record] urge him to drop the issue.
James Campbell, Lord Glenavy previously held the positions of Solicitor General in Ireland and Lord Chancellor. He became a friend of Kennedy and these exchanges show how Glenavy in the early years of the Irish state he acted as a conciliatory influence on political rivals.
Physical description: 15; letters
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