No. 30 NAI DFA ES Box 28 File 181

Telegram from Timothy A. Smiddy to Department of External Affairs (Dublin)1

WASHINGTON, 2 February 1923


Keeping intimate contact Larkin movement. He expressed himself to an individual last Friday as bitterly hostile to President and members of Free State Government. He said wants to clear English out of Ireland and the Countess belonged to his organisation. That he was going home soon. Also states there is a law that prevents me (?) (him)3 landing at any British port. If Larkin returns Ireland of his free will can come USA when he wishes. If deported cannot return here for further activity. If you consider expedient can have him deported at once. Larkin and Frank P. Lawyer making more effective co-operation of Soviets with Irregulars here. Larkin's intention to intensify Soviet methods in Ireland. Reply prompt.4


1Copies also to William T. Cosgrave and Hugh Kennedy.

2Telegraphic designation of Department of External Affairs, Dublin.

3As typed in original.

4Handwritten note: 'Reply sent: ?take no action?.'

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