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A dangerous association – 1919

The Sun, 13th September, 1919

Rain on the wind EO'D
Rain on the wind
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Special cable despatch to The Sun from the London Times Services;
Whereas by our special proclamation dated July 3, 1918, in pursuance and by virtue of the criminal law and procedure of Ireland, Act of 1887, we declared from the date thereof certain associations in Ireland known by the names of Sinn Fein organization, Sinn Fein clubs, Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and Gaelic League to be dangerous, and whereas the association known by the name of Dail Eireann appears to us to be a dangerous association and to have been after the date of said special proclamation employed for all purposes of the associations known by the names of Sinn Fein organization, Sinn Fein clubs, Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan, now we the Lord Lieutenant-General and General-Governor of Ireland, by and with the advice of the Privy Council in Ireland, by virtue of the criminal law and procedure of Ireland Act of 1887, and of every power and authority in this behalf, do hereby, by this our order prohibit and suppress within the several districts specified and named in the schedule, and association known by the name of Dail Eireann.