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Memorandum regarding Patrick Kavanagh dated 27 July 1943, referring to his attendance at a Red Cross reception at Áras an Uachtaráin. Mr. Kavanagh was there as a member of the press but 'behaved throughout the reception as if he were one of the principal guests' - 'on his feet he wore sandals without socks, and generally looked untidy and not altogether clean'. As a result, the decision was taken to enter a caveat on his social card.



Memorandum regarding Patrick Kavanagh dated 27 July 1943, referring to his attendance at a Red Cross reception at Áras an Uachtaráin. Mr. Kavanagh was there as a member of the press but ‘behaved throughout the reception as if he were one of the principal guests’ – ‘on his feet he wore sandals without socks, and generally looked untidy and not altogether clean’. As a result, the decision was taken to enter a caveat on his social card.

(NAI, Office of the Secretary to the President, PRES 1/P 3112)
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