28 AUGUST 1926, Page 3

We also regret to record the death of Mr. J..G.

Swift MacNeill, who was more learned in Parliamentary history and procedure than any man of his time. As a member of the old Irish Home Rule Party he was eminently a man of opposition, a brilliant and versatile obstructionist who, though he presented comic aspects, on the whole earned and deserved respect because of his erudition and because he was heart and soul a House of Commons man. He was never really happy away from Parliament.