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#STATE PAPERS 1989

# state-papers-1989 - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

'Dear Charlie': State Papers reveal 'warm congratulations' sent after Haughey regained power in 1989
# State Papers
# State Papers

'Dear Charlie': State Papers reveal 'warm congratulations' sent after Haughey regained power in 1989

Jan 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 17,589 Views 19 Comments

While Iran sent flowers, Pakistan praised Haughey’s “outstanding qualities of wisdom and leadership” after the general election.

# state-papers-1989 - Monday 30 December, 2019

Charlie Haughey's hotel suite during a visit to France was triple the cost of the room given to another minister
# State Papers
# State Papers

Charlie Haughey's hotel suite during a visit to France was triple the cost of the room given to another minister

Dec 30th 2019, 8:45 AM 26,821 Views 30 Comments

The government also took special care with the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah.

'Beauty and splendour' of Adare Manor passed over as possible 1989 East-West summit venue
# STATE PAPERS 1989
# STATE PAPERS 1989

'Beauty and splendour' of Adare Manor passed over as possible 1989 East-West summit venue

Dec 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,578 Views 1 Comment

Charles Haughey wished “to reply personally” to Adare’s Managing Director.

# state-papers-1989 - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'A statement of national pride' with 30-mile views: the unsuccessful plan to build Dublin's Eiffel Tower
# Millennium Tower
# Millennium Tower

'A statement of national pride' with 30-mile views: the unsuccessful plan to build Dublin's Eiffel Tower

Dec 29th 2019, 9:00 PM 32,710 Views 31 Comments

The £40m building was projected to attract 500,000 visitors every year.

Beneath the surface: the plan for a £15m underground shopping mall at the site of Nelson's Pillar
# Going Underground
# Going Underground

Beneath the surface: the plan for a £15m underground shopping mall at the site of Nelson's Pillar

Dec 29th 2019, 5:00 PM 39,541 Views 33 Comments

Details of the plan were released this week under the 30-year State Papers rule.

An IRA 'propaganda victory': US embassy was asked not to issue travel advice after 1980s rail bombings
# STATE PAPERS 1989
# STATE PAPERS 1989

An IRA 'propaganda victory': US embassy was asked not to issue travel advice after 1980s rail bombings

Dec 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,339 Views 3 Comments

The Irish and UK governments expressed their concern at a travel advisory being issued to US travellers, confidential documents show.

# state-papers-1989 - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy
# UNIFIL
# UNIFIL

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy

Dec 28th 2019, 1:00 PM 30,155 Views 48 Comments

Irish troops have been deployed to the region with the UN since the 1970s.

'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks
# State Papers
# State Papers

'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks

Dec 28th 2019, 12:00 PM 31,370 Views 9 Comments

The jewels were given as security by Russian envoy in America in 1920 for a $20,000 loan advanced by the Irish Republic.

Cobh's 'military' potential and nuclear dumping in Donegal: concerns about Ireland at end of Cold War
# State Papers
# State Papers

Cobh's 'military' potential and nuclear dumping in Donegal: concerns about Ireland at end of Cold War

Dec 28th 2019, 11:27 AM 21,609 Views 12 Comments

US officials conveyed their worries about a Cobh shipyard to the Taoiseach in 1989.

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six
# State Papers
# State Papers

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 15,901 Views 24 Comments

“This will be the 16th Christmas that my father and the five men… will spend imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit,” one letter said.

NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'

Dec 28th 2019, 7:15 AM 16,822 Views 9 Comments

The spat was the subject of talks between a UK minister and an Irish ambassador in 1989.

The 1989 letters exchanged between a Birmingham Six prisoner and Charlie Haughey
# State Papers
# State Papers

The 1989 letters exchanged between a Birmingham Six prisoner and Charlie Haughey

Dec 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,519 Views 4 Comments

“This is the first positive thing you have done for us,” Paddy Joe Hill said in a handwritten letter to the Fianna Fáil Taoiseach.