As Was on JSTOR re Michael Comyn KC

Hugh Oram, As Was, Books Ireland, No. 305 (Sep., 2008), pp. 181-183

Source: As Was on JSTOR

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

swarb.co.uk/re-clifford-and-osullivan-hl-1921/

Jul 10, 2015 – References: [1921] 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

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/archives/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.

 

About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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