GREAT BRITAIN: The Crown: Dec. 12, 1932

¶ In Dublin rebellious Domhnall Ua Buachalla, whom George V was obliged to appoint Governor General of the Irish Free State (TIME, Dec. 5), flouted the authority of the Crown last week, styled himself not Governor General but "Seneschal" and proceeded to sign all documents in Gaelic.

"I intend to carry on all my official duties in Gaelic," said Seneschal Ua Buachalla, "and the former Vice-Regal Lodge [official residence of the Governor General] will probably become a Gaelic College—either that or a hospital."

Irish friends of the Seneschal (literally "Old Servant") pointed out...

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