Page 11, 3rd February 1939

3rd February 1939
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Page 11, 3rd February 1939 — —Says Government Party Paper
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66 Stay in Ireland," Press Takes

Up The Cry

Front Our Own Correspondent THROUGHOUT the North, the CATHOLIC HERALD a,ccount of the recent 1 bombings in England was quoted and read with admiration and gratit ode.

Many lvell-informed pepple • fear hitter developments. Thus, the Irish Netes (the Belfast daily) points out that the virtual establishment of a state of war in the Six Counties cannot bn justified by the explosions attributed to the I.R.A. as none — of them happened there, or in Ireland at all. What did happen in Belfast was the Sflerilegious destruction of a monument in a Catholic gra v ey a r d—but the " loyalists " who have repeatedly done this act, are not interned, nor even rebuked.

Would Postpone Unity

In Dublin. the Irish Press writes on the root of unrest, Partition, thus :

" in this paramount national question there must be unity of leadership and unity of effort. Any attempt at the use of violence by a section, with authority and without the approval of the people is bound to be ineffective and not ineffective merely.

" Worse than that, it will bring bitterness and confusion, create new divisions, may paralyse the national effort at a critical time, and nullify what that effort has hitherto achieved. It will not bring unity nearer, but may well postpone and place it beyond the limit of what can be achieved in our generation."

IMPORTANT DEBATE IN SENATE "Appeal To The North!"

--SAYS A SENATOR THERE was a full-dress debate in the I Senate on Partition, led by Mr Frank MaaDermot, one of the Senators appointed on Mr de Valera's panel—hut not a supporter of Mr de Valera.

The Taoiseach nominates a number of members to represent interests that have passed over through election).

Senator MacDermot's plea was that the South ought to restore the British Crown and to modify its patriotic measures, such as the language revival, In order to ingratiate the Protestant Unionists; also, to adopt the British Flag and the British anthem. He contended that the teaching of history in the South " stoked up hatred against England."

Professor Alton, of T.C.D., and Senator Sir John Keane, Bart., spoke in the same strain, but Professor Magennis, of the National University, and Senator Scan O'Donovan, argued that Britain Inflicted Partition, supported it with arms and money, and could end it by withdrawing from our country—when it would be easy for artificially-sundered Irishmen to come to terms.

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