PIARAS BEASLAI (Kerry, East) referred to a complaint made to him by the Director of Propaganda that the different Departments of the Dáil were not supplying him with reports or information for publication. He asked the Members to remedy this as his Department could give wide publicity to matters which the daily Press would not print.
The PRESIDENT suggested that a short history of the Dáil should be compiled by the Publicity Department.
The SUBSTITUTE MINISTER FOR LABOUR pointed out that a big publicity campaign would be essential for the success of the English Boycott and for the introduction of Irish materials instead of English, and thought some arrangements should be made for such a campaign. He complained the Irish Press published in large type and in the most prominent places all communications from the enemy Headquarters. He had got an undertaking from theFreeman's Journal, the Irish Times, and the Independent papers that they would not publish any advertisements for Belfast goods or for English goods on the Prohibited List.
The ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT agreed with the Minister for Labour. The headings in theIndependent on communications from the Castle were very objectionable.
PIARAS BEASLAI (Kerry, East) having assured the House that these matters were not being neglected, the debate concluded.