No. 94 NAI DFA 205/122
Dublin, 21 May 1927
I have the honour to advert to His Excellency the Governor General's despatch No. 105 of 13th April relative to the Conference contemplated by Article 6 of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, and to state that His Majesty's Government in the Irish Free State have received from their representatives a report regarding the unofficial discussions which took place between the experts on the 26th ultimo.1
2. The considerations which arise out of this report are such as to require very careful examination before the discussions of the main Conference can usefully be resumed, and in view of the imminent dissolution of the Oireachtas this examination cannot be concluded during the term of office of the present Government.
3. I have accordingly to suggest that the meeting of the main Conference should be further postponed to a date which can be arranged when the examination by the Government of the Irish Free State of the matters in question has been completed.
I have the honour to be,
Your most obedient, humble Servant,
[stamped] (Sgd:) Desmond FitzGerald
The Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series has published an eBook of confidential correspondence on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
The international network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents was founded in 1988. Delegations from different parts of the world met for the first time in London in 1989.
Read more ....