relief by Oleh Lesiuk]
Jones' Newspaper Articles
the Spring of 1933, after a further short period with David Lloyd George,
he joined The Western Mail newspaper and most of his articles were
printed by this press. During his time with the paper he visited
Ireland, wrote on the Irish problem and interviewed a number of
influential politicians including Prime Minister de Valera.
of Ireland (November 1933):
a Centre of Uneasiness and Strife. Dangers
Behind Religious Antagonism. ... I found myself on the
Belfast boat watching the lights of Liverpool twinkle good-night, and
wondering whether I should ever glean the slightest information about that
most fascinating and yet most tragic of enigmas - the enigma of Ireland.
Hatred of the British and Internal
Dissention - That Are Splitting the Country. ... Imagine the
bitterness that would exist in any South Wales town in which a spot could
be pointed out where the enemy had shot a fellow-citizen.
Mr. Cosgroves Fight for the Treaty. How
Farmers have been Hit by Mr. de Valera’s Policy. ... and I
asked myself who are these Blue Shirts?
Policy of the Irish Republican Army.
Armed Force Independent of Mr. de Valera.
... Dublin looks cool, calm, and collected. With its dignified red
brick Georgian houses, with its prosperous streets, and the normal
appearance of its brisk population, I found it difficult to realise that
beneath the surface there was a large force in armed opposition to the
Free State - the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.).
Why Mr. De Valera Hesitates to Declare a
Republic.. “In the event of the re-proclaiming
of the Republic, England could do nothing. She might bluster and
threaten and weep about the disintegration of the Empire, but she would
take no action.”
How Long Can Free State Maintain
the Economic War? Reserves That Were Built By Mr.
The Irish Free State is a
nation at war. You do not hear the roar of big guns nor the rattle of
machine-guns, for the weapon is more subtle; it is the weapon of the tariff, and
it is being used with force by the two combatants - the British Government and
Mr. de Valera’s Governnent.
are three more articles about Ireland:
Corruptions at the Polls. Thousands of “Dead” Who Voted.
Ulster more British
than Britain. “Stands Firm as a Rock for the Empire”. An
Interview With Lord Craigavon.
De Valera Praises Wales.
A Contrast in Nationalism. His Opinion of Blue Shirts.
special thanks to Dr. Alun Jones for
researching and chronologically listing all of Gareth's published articles.)
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