Permanent Pass for Patrick Byrne, Dublin Metropolitan Police, undated.
Paper, small, issued by Dublin Metropolitan Police to Patrick Byrne, 34 Peter Street (Dublin) requesting that he be allowed pass through the city and the DMP area. The sigature at the end is a stamped version featuring the name of the commissioner and is difficult to read, though the surname appears to be ‘Staunton’. Undated, the bottom right had corner and been cut cleanly away. Some sellotape damage.
This item was found in the papers of the late Patrick Hogan former TD for Clare. Patrick Hogan, born Kilmaley 1886, died 24 January, 1969. Joined Gaelic League and Irish Volunteers and was interned and fought during the War of Independence; a socialist, after the Treaty he became an official with the ITGWU; elected to Dáil Eireann as a Labour Party TD for Clare in 1923 but lost his seat in 1938 and was subsequently elected to the Seanad. While a member of the Dail he qualified as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1936; elected TD again in 1943 and became Ceann Comhraile of the Dail in 1951, which he held until 1967; he welcomed JF Kennedy to the house in June 1963.
Collection: Senan Hogan