This article has been written to give people a sense of conditions in Ireland during the early years of the “Emergency” which existed in Ireland from 1939 and the urgent need for shipping which brought about the formation of Irish Shipping Ltd. In condensing a journal of 200 close typewritten pages much detail can be lost but I have taken great pains to reproduce each commodity named so you will understand where the most want occurred. I have learned great respect for the Minister, his Department, the officials of Irish Shipping, their Officers and Crew many of whom paid the ultimate price, with their lives, so we would have the necessities of life at a very turbulent time for our young Nation and the World. Click here to read.
New Article, by Joe Ryan: Irish Shipping Ltd. and the Ministry of Supplies
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