The actor laid low for a few months after the scandal and subsequent investigation.
His prestige as a minister, already injured by these two blows, suffered further during the autumn and winter from the cattledriving agitation in Ireland, which he at first feebly criticized and finally strongly denounced, but which his refusal to utilize the Crimes Act made him powerless to stop by the processes of the "ordinary law"; and the scandal arising out of the theft of the Dublin crown jewels in the autumn of 1907 was a further blot on the Irish administration.
to urge a change in the electoral law that should render such a "scandal" as Gregoire's election impossible for the future.
His immoralities, like his acts of persecution, were exaggerated by his opponents; but his private life was undoubtedly a scandal to religion, and has only the excuse that it was not worse than that of most of his order at the time.
"We here in Moscow are more occupied with dinner parties and scandal than with politics," said he in his quiet ironical tone.