O’RAHILLY, Alfred. The Case for the Treaty. S.n. [1921?]. pp. 24.


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Printed green wrappers, a little suntanned. A good copy. Scarce.

Alfred O’Rahilly (1884-1969), University Professor and Administrator. Born in Listowel, County
Kerry, in 1914 he joined the staff of UCC as Assistant in Mathematics, and two years later was
appointed to the chair of Mathematical Physics. After the 1916 Easter Rising, O’Rahilly publicly
supported Sinn Féin and was elected to Cork City Council as a Sinn Féin and Transport Workers
candidate. Arrested early in 1921 for political writings, O’Rahilly was interned in Spike Island prison.
He was released in October 1921 where he was constitutional adviser to the Irish Treaty Delegation.
O’Rahilly supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty and in 1922 he composed a draft constitution for the Irish
Free State with Darrell Figgis.
In this pamphlet he deals with the issue of the Treaty, the Republican Oath, a lesson from South Africa,
the Allegiance issue, Ulster, Powers of the Free State, the Associated Irish State, Freedom by Gradual
Growth, What’s a Name and Unity.

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