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#STATE PAPERS 2018

# state-papers-2018 - Sunday 13 January, 2019

In 1973 the government had to politely explain why it couldn't cash a near 100-year-old bond
# State Papers
# State Papers

In 1973 the government had to politely explain why it couldn't cash a near 100-year-old bond

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 74,947 Views 21 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of these bonds were issued in the 19th century to raise support for Irish nationalism.

# state-papers-2018 - Saturday 5 January, 2019

For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem
# The Soldier's Song
# The Soldier's Song

For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem

Jan 5th 2019, 6:01 PM 29,391 Views 60 Comments

Some people even wrote their own.

'Pub life and gambling': A Soviet Russian guide to 1970s Ireland
# State Papers
# State Papers

'Pub life and gambling': A Soviet Russian guide to 1970s Ireland

Jan 5th 2019, 2:55 PM 59,365 Views 27 Comments

Yuri Ustimenko was Russian news agency TAAS’ Irish correspondent from 1969 to 1971.

# state-papers-2018 - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'Baylas', 'Beilis', 'Queillys': In the 1980s the government was urged to tackle cheap Spanish Baileys knock-offs
# IMITATIONS
# IMITATIONS

'Baylas', 'Beilis', 'Queillys': In the 1980s the government was urged to tackle cheap Spanish Baileys knock-offs

Jan 1st 2019, 1:00 PM 23,978 Views 21 Comments

Locally produced copies of “extremely poor quality” were a persistent issue for importers.

# state-papers-2018 - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef
# Trade Partners
# Trade Partners

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Dec 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 22,559 Views 45 Comments

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'
# State Papers
# State Papers

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

Dec 29th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,032 Views 31 Comments

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four
# State Papers
# State Papers

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

Dec 29th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,622 Views 14 Comments

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

# state-papers-2018 - Friday 28 December, 2018

'I'll wreck the joint': The day poet Patrick Kavanagh threatened Dublin's booksellers
# Hodges Figgis
# Hodges Figgis

'I'll wreck the joint': The day poet Patrick Kavanagh threatened Dublin's booksellers

Dec 28th 2018, 10:00 AM 38,263 Views 21 Comments

“I will break every bloody bookshop in the city up,” Kavanagh barked at Hodges Figgis staff.

Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey
# STATE PAPERS 2018
# STATE PAPERS 2018

Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey

Dec 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 14,986 Views 13 Comments

By 1988, The Guildford Four had served over 13 years in prison having been handed down life sentences.

'A mad priest careering around Europe': Haughey and Thatcher clash over IRA clergyman
# State Papers
# State Papers

'A mad priest careering around Europe': Haughey and Thatcher clash over IRA clergyman

Dec 28th 2018, 12:25 AM 24,258 Views 38 Comments

Father Patrick Ryan was suspected of being an IRA quartermaster active in Belgium.

State papers shed new light on family of Gibraltar Three's fight for truth
# STATE PAPERS 2018
# STATE PAPERS 2018

State papers shed new light on family of Gibraltar Three's fight for truth

Dec 28th 2018, 12:10 AM 48,877 Views 71 Comments

Newly released state papers show that a meeting was arranged between family members and then-Tánaiste Brian Lenihan.