member but the Republican Party as a whole. Therefore he considered it neither relevant nor of any consequence.
Briscoe himself arose at this juncture and declared that both articles in “Le Figaro” had been directed against him. The second article attacked him for negotiating with Russians for employment in Soviet Russia of Irish unemployed, which would have enabled them to send part of their earnings to their relatives in Ireland.
Briscoe had previously been attacked by Coty’s organs as being responsible for the anti-British stand of De Valera.