CollectionErnest Blythe Papers
DescriptionMaterial relating to Irish Free State Cabinet:
Irish Free State, Executive Council: request to hand over clothes and papers of de Valera to his mother, May 1924
Widows of 1916 patriots, applications for increase under the Army pensions Act, 1924, from Mrs Áine Ceannt and Mrs Kathleen Clarke, July 1924
Papers relating to divorce procedures, recommendation that standing orders be submitted. Includes copy of report of Joint Committee on Standing Orders and copy notice of a meeting of the Catholic Truth Society on divorce, October 1924
Department of Home Affairs/Justice: daily schedules relating to hunger strikers with correspondence and papers relating to their release, November 1923
Department of Finance: economy proposals on public sector pay, including primary school teachers and old age pensions, October 1931
Irish National Teachers' Organisation Pension Fund, statement relating to the government position on pensions with statistics relating to numbers of teachers, pay and pensions, 1929 and see also Committee on Economy in Government Expenditure report 1928 and papers c.1931
Cost of Living Committee, 1922
Report of the Interdepartmental Committee on the Cost of Living in Ireland, 1922
For Old Age Pensions see also Department of Home Affairs, 1925
Finance Department, 1927-1928
Table of Old Age Pensioners in County Monaghan, 1923-1931
Unsuccessful application from Mrs Margaret Pearse for increased grant for St Enda's, Rathfarnham, 1931
Women's pay in Civil Service, 1925

Department of Justice:
papers relating to Father John Fahy, prisoner, Galway Gaol including letter to Mary Mac Swiney, May-June 1929 , see also report relating to the meeting of 'Dáil Éireann' attended by Sinn Féin members under leadership of Mary Mac Swiney, June 1929
Imperial Conference, 1926: subjects for discussion include married women's change of nationality
Miscellaneous correspondence. Including a letter of introduction from Lady Lavery to Blythe of Professor Emil Ludwig, German historian, 1927

AccessBy prior appointment.

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Repository NameUCD Archives
AddressJames Joyce Library UCD Belfield Dublin 4
EircodeD04 R7R0
Telephone(01) 716-7555
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