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Larkin Records December 19, 2012

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Department of Justice have released correspondence that took place between the British Consulate General in the US, Downing Street, and the Free State in the run-up to Larkin’s release in 1923.

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1. John Cunningham - December 19, 2012

Interesting coincidence that the alert in relation to Larkin’s imminent arrival was sent to Tim Healy. He received the letter as Governor General of the Free State, but ten years earlier, Healy had represented the Dublin Employers at the Askwith Inquiry (into the Dublin Lockout). He was a long-time associate of employers’ leader William Martin Murphy and (pace Frank Callanan’s biography) an all-round nasty piece of work.

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doctorfive - December 19, 2012

Interesting. Certainly highlights who took over after the switch.

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2. eamonncork - December 19, 2012

Healy was a pretty awful character in many ways. He did, however, act for the family of Thomas Ashe after Ashe died on hunger strike in 1917 and on behalf of those interned in Frongoch after the Rising.

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3. Jim Monaghan - December 19, 2012

FF used to walk out of receptions when Healy appeared (Then Governor General.) according to Andrews.

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