Hugh Oram, As Was, Books Ireland, No. 305 (Sep., 2008), pp. 181-183
Source: As Was on JSTOR
The verdict is in on Pádraig Pearse in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
Pictured in Green Street Courthouse, Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Padraig Pearse in TV3s …
Most interesting. I have written previously about my Grandfather Michael Comyn KC but watching the TV programme I recalled no doubt from family discourse about the connection between my Grandfather and George Gavan Duffy.
I add the following:-
“General Macready, who confirmed the capital court martial verdicts, usually with Cabinet approval. Prominent among the defence lawyers in the intimidating barracks atmosphere or in the higher courts were Eamon Duggan, Geoge Gavan Duffy and Michael Comyn KC. Duggan and Gavan Duffy were signatories to the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, the latter (reluctantly), and both Comyn and Duffy later broke with the Free State Government because of the far more drastic military sentencing policy in place during the Irish Civil War. Foxton’s ( he traveled to Ireland to meet me to discuss Michael Comyn at the time of writing the book) excellent study demonstrates the central concepts of British liberty – the ‘rule of law’ and ‘questions in the House’ – enabled Irish lawyers to “play the system” and, disapproval of violence notwithstanding, save the lives of some of their country men. Case of most significance as follows:-
Re Clifford and O’Sullivan; HL 1921 | swarb.co.uk
Jul 10, 2015 – References:  AC 570. Military tribunals are ‘not courts at all, but mere committees of officers meeting to inform the mind and carry out the …
The photo on the cover is my Grandfather in KC attire.
Four Courts Press | Revolutionary lawyers
Sinn Féin and crown courts in Ireland and Britain, 1916–23 … David Foxton is a barrister and Queen’s Counsel, practising in commercial law in London.
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