Ref NoA44/8/1/1
DescriptionFile of leters between Kevin Boyle and others including Garrett Sheehan concerning subscription to legal journals (1982); a circular from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties enclosing a letter of petition to be sent to the Minister for Justice and seeking the release of Nicky Kelly (Apr 1983); letters from Boyle to Nicky Kelly in Portlaois Prison and expressing his happiness at Kelly coing off hunger strike and commenting he has achieved much by being on strike. Boyle also describes the process around a submission on behalf of Kelly being lodges at the European Court for Human Rights on 6 June and outlines the following steps that will happen. Boyle also adds he personally believes Kelly to be innocent and the victim of a miscarriage of Justice (16 Jun 1983) letters from M. O'Boyle, of the European Commission for Human Rights, updating on the application admissibility of Kelly's case (July 1983) Letters between Sheehan and Boyle discussing aspects of the Kelly case and its argument and admissibility (29 Jul 1983) letter from Boyle to Kelly stating Boyle, Sheehan, Gerard Quinn and Mary Robinson have drafted a detailed response to observations on the case (4 Jan 1984) Letter from Siobhan Troddyn to Boyle, updating on the objection lodged by the State intending to prevent Kelly's case proceeding (21 Jun 1985) Letter from Boyle to the Irish Times supporting Fintan O'Toole's comments on the outcomes and settlement of the Kelly case at Strasbourg which ultimetley was unsuccessful. (18 Oct 1991) File also includes letters from a prisoner at Limerick Prison, Patrick McDonald, (later of Portlaois Prison) writing to Kevin Boyle and seeking help with an appeal of not being allowed visits in prison. TS letter signed by Fintan O'Toole, on Abbey Theatre, Dublin headed-paper, thanking Boyle for his letter and public support on the Nicky Kelly case and adds to Boyle "needless to say I am a great admirer of your work..." (5 Nov 1991)
Date1981 - 1991
FormatPrinted document
Extent22 items
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/32Boyle; Kevin (1943-2010); Human Rights activist, barrister, lecturer.1943-2010
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