In the afternoon we had a visit of more than 2 hours from Eamonn Ó Duibir, stouter than he was, & wearing a Volunteer uniform. He was very pleasant & talked a lot. He was forcibly fed 10 times in Mtjoy, & hunger struck again at Dundalk – I hope it hasn’t had a fattening effect on all of them.”
He also talked about the trade unions, how he got Louise Bennett to organise one among his laundrygirls & how surprised she was at such a request from an employer, & how the Magdalen asylums injure other laundries, having no wages to pay & so being able to undercut”.
They went over the Constitution then & passed it as it stood on the book, & Emer sent a note back to me, asking me to ask on what franchise wd the Constituent Assembly be elected, as the English one parliamentary one wd exclude women & clergy. Griffith answered that plainly”.