300 Commonwealth Government to Cranborne
Cablegram 248  CANBERRA, 26 September 1944
MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET
Your telegram D.1422. 
On the whole we are of the opinion that, as Eire will participate not only in this but probably other International Conferences, the advantages of discussing preliminary problems and possibly of obtaining Eirean support are considerable. We attach importance to the fact that, during the war, the Irish base of Foynes has been of such value to the joint war effort.