State papers and Patrick Kavanagh

 

A chara, – Further to “Patrick Kavanagh vowed to ‘break every bloody bookshop’ in Dublin over literary snub” (News, State Papers, December 28th), why did it take the Department of Justice 80 years to release a document on Patrick Kavanagh? How many other records has it withheld? – Yours, etc,

BRENDAN

RYAN,

Montenotte,

Cork.