Ref NoA44/4/10/7
DescriptionFile of letters between Boyle and various others. letters are marked 'Personal' and include from Kevin Boyle to Tim Pat Coogan, Editor, Irish Press, Boyle states that he would be interested in a meeting with 'Mr Delaney' and also discussing his arrival at University College Galway in 1978 and his attempts to build up the Law Faculty and Library following the appointment of Dr. Colm O'hEocha as President of UCG. (n.d.) Letters to Boyle from Prof. Richard rose, Director of Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, discussing matters including ongoing research projects and mentions an exception student from Galway, Michael Diskin (1983 - 1986) Letters between boyle and Prof. Robert Schwartz, Wolfston College, Cambridge regarding a visiting talk on Law to medical students at U.C.G. (23 Dec 1984) MS detailed letter from [P...] outlining detals of his legal case and challenge to suspension by VEC, Portlaois, Co. Loais (9 Dec 1984) Letter from Prof. James E. Starrs, George Washington University regarding extradition request in Mackin case (8 Jan 1985) TS letters from Don Warren, Attorney at Law, Maine, U.S.A., outlining case being built against U.S. manufacturers of plastic bullets for use in Northern Ireland. (22-28 Feb 1985, items 11-12) MS letters from John J. Somerville, writing from H-Block 4 of the Maze Prison, Antrim to Kevin Boyle, seeking advice from Boyle to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights as Somerville is being detailed for 35 years for murder but was not granted Special Category Status. (29 Apr 1985, Item 13) and a second letter to Boyle written from H-Block 8 by Somerville, thanking Boyle for his response and further commenting on and criticising the Diplock court system and his lack of Special Category Status. (22 Aug 1985, item 14) TS copy letter from Boyle to Dr. Colm O'hEocha, President of U.C.G. commenting on "furore over the Godard Film. . . " (21 Jan 1986, item 43) TS copy of review of numerous boks on Northern Ireland, including "Politics in the Street" by Bob Purdie which focuses on Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement and has image of Boyle on the front cover, sent from Tom Hadden to Boyle (1990) Other correspondents include Prof. Gearoid O'Tuathaigh, U.C.G., Ed Maloney, The Irish Times, Dr. Tom Hadden, extended Boyle family members, Dr. T.K.Whitaker and others.
Date1983 - 1990
Extent1 folder, 54 items
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/32Boyle; Kevin (1943-2010); Human Rights activist, barrister, lecturer.1943-2010
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