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From: "Paul Gorry" <>
Subject: Re: Irish Crown Jewels Affair
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 20:45:17 -0800
Apart from the fact that Ulster's Office (now the Genealogical Office) was
the repository of the insignia of the Order of St. Patrick (commonly
referred to as the "Irish Crown Jewels") there is nothing which links the
1907 theft with Irish genealogy. I am not in a position to comment on the
more recent "scandal" because, as Mr. Murphy well knows (since he has made
reference to my report on his website), I was commissioned by the Chief
Herald to conduct research into it. Given that fact, I am not at liberty to
fully address Mr. Murphy's unfair and distorted comments about members of
the staff of the Genealogical Office, past and present.
Sean J Murphy wrote in message <7iRA4.861$>...
>I would ask the newsgroup to note that on this occasion at least I will not
>be provoked into replying to Mr Gorry's additional nasty personal attack.
>indeed he has rational arguments against the proposition that the Crown
>Jewels and MacCarthy Mr Affairs are not entirely dissimilar scandals, I
>will be glad to consider them.
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