Location: Mansion House Oak Room. Private meeting.
The following pamphlets have been published since last session:—
Set of pamphlets which would be distributed abroad by Department of Propaganda.
1. "The Cost of Slavery."
2. "Fragment of 1916 History."
There are at present in the Press:—
1. "Ireland First of the Small Nations."
2. "The Voice of Ireland."
Arrangements have been made for the dispatch of a weekly Bulletin of outstanding incidents in the process of governing Ireland to New York, Paris, London, etc.
On 7 November 1919 Dáil Cabinet agreed to Desmond FitzGerald's motion to establish the Irish Bulletin; began publishing on 11 November 1919.
The Director of Propaganda is at present in London making arrangements with London Foreign Correspondents to supply them with Irish versions of Irish happenings, and thus to counteract the British campaign of vilification which is being conducted by means of garbled versions of occurrences in Ireland.
We recently succeeded in procuring secret orders issued to the Quay Police in Dublin by the English Authorities as to the searching of sailors from ships flying the American Flag that come into the Port. Acting on our instructions, copies of these orders are now in the hands of the American Government, and we have information to the effect that there has been no recent occurrence to create such uproar and confusion in the Castle as the discovery of these orders.
In addition to Mr. Bulfin in Buenos Aires, we now have Mr. Kerney as Consul in Paris, Mr. Gerald O'Kelly in Switzerland, Mr. Hales in Geneva, and Mr. Fawsitt Consul-General at New York. Mr. Fawsitt has arrived at New York, and has opened an Irish Consulate at 280 Broadway.
One of our members, Mr. J.A. Burke, Deputy for Mid-Tipperary, has arrived in America since the date of our last session.
Séamus Aloysius Bourke arrived in US in November 1919 to become New York State director of Republican loan drive.
The ACTING-PRESIDENT then read a report from Mr. Fawsitt, received through Mr. Dowdall, of Cork, covering his activities since his arrival in New York.
As to the Orders of the Day, he continued, we have a number of Motions, set down after the Reports. As there is a possibility of our meeting being interfered with, if not interrupted, and as it is of importance that we dispose of the Motions first, I suggest that we adopt this course and take up the consideration of the Reports at a later stage.