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Jim Sullivan (see his films) and John MacDonagh made this appeal film for the 1919 Republican Loan for the new self-declared Irish Republic.
Jim Sullivan's brother-in-law, James O'Mara, was one of the three trustees of the funds of the underground Irish government, and one of its main fund-raisers.
“The filmThe Republican Loan film was shot at St Enda's.
Michael Collins, the Dail's Minister for Finance, is at St. Enda's, using as his desk the block on which Robert Emmet was executed in 1803. (This block is now in Kilmainham Gaol Museum.)
He reads a letter from Michael Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, providing a loan to the Republic”.