CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - CAPTURED DOCUMENTS. QUESTION OF NEGOTIATIONS.

To ask the President, in view of the document signed by Liam Mellowes, recently published by the Ministry, if a document of even greater importance had not been taken, signed or issued by Eamon de Valera, and why this document has not also been published? Further, to ask the President if any negotiations are at the present time proceeding, either with Eamon de Valera direct, or with any persons acting in his behalf, and if so, if he will inform the Dáil as to the progress of these negotiations? In putting this question to the President I might tell him that since the question was put part of it has been answered by the speech that was made by the Minister for Defence yesterday.

MINISTER for FOREIGN AFFAIRS

(answering for the President): In reply to the first part of the question, we are issuing the document captured as a Parliamentary Paper. There are no such negotiations with Mr. de Valera as mentioned in the question.