Irish Boundary Commission (Feetham Commission): Records
This series includes the minutes, papers, correspondence and report of the Irish Boundary Commission, and records of oral and written evidence submitted to it. The series includes the notes and memoranda of R A Boger, Chief Technical Assistant to the Commission, and a numerical census, giving names of heads of household of Castlederg, Clogher and Dungannon Unions and Omagh Urban District.
CAB 61/19-158 include (in some cases) printed material such as press cuttings and old Acts, either of a general nature or peculiar to the authority giving evidence. In such cases the date on which the material was exhibited, rather than the date of publication, has been given.
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The Irish Boundary Commission was set up to determine the boundary between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. It met for the first time on 6 November 1924. Its chairman was Mr Justice Richard Feetham, a judge of the South African Supreme Court; he was assisted by two Commissioners, Eoin MacNeill, the Irish Free State representative, and Joseph Fisher, the representative of Northern Ireland, appointed by the British government.The Commission was to take evidence and make recommendations on whether the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State should be altered.
The final report of the Commission, completed in November 1925, was never published, after disagreements about its recommendations led to the resignation of the Irish Commissioner. As a result, no alterations were made to the border.
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