Location: Flemings Hotel. Private meeting.
J. MACDONAGH (Tipperary N.) asked if he could have an answer to his question of last evening as to the American Commission?
M.P. COLLIVET (Limerick City) asked if the Report of the American Commission would be published?
The SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, replying, said that the conditions had changed since the question was put down. The Report had now been published in the Press.
'The Report on Conditions in Ireland with a Demand for Investigation by the Peace Conference' was published by the American Commission on Irish Independence on 3 June 1919.
Mr. MacDonagh's question would be dealt with in the Acting-President's statement on the President's absence.
M.P. COLLIVET (Limerick City) asked if the Members of the Dáil would be furnished with copies of the Report of the American Commission?
Dr. CUSACK (Galway N.) referred to a statement in the report as to "West-port Jail," and stated that the published report had the appearance of being garbled. He asked that the Ministry should correct the mis-statements and let the people know that mis-statements had been made.
The ACTING-PRESIDENT, replying, said that the Press reports were substantially correct. The reference to Westport was obviously a figurative reference—the whole town of West-port was for all practical purposes a jail.
A copy of the Report would be circulated to all Deputies.