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#State Papers

# state-papers - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Ireland fought off loss of summer weeks
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Ireland fought off loss of summer weeks

Dec 31st 2011, 9:59 AM 4,802 Views 8 Comments

EEC wanted us to put the clocks back on the second Sunday in October, sending us into dark winter evenings earlier.

# state-papers - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim
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Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim

Dec 30th 2011, 8:27 PM 10,411 Views 37 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said claims in State papers that Sands offered to end his hunger strike would be “totally out of character”.

RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981
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RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981

Dec 30th 2011, 9:34 AM 4,598 Views 7 Comments

The State papers, released under the 30-year rule, also show that the owners of the Stardust asked the Government to pay their legal fees for appearing at a tribunal of inquiry into the tragedy.

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust
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In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust

Dec 30th 2011, 9:06 AM 4,105 Views 3 Comments

Gaddafi’s intervention in the hunger strikes, Thatcher’s concessions and an advisor to Charlie Haughey who wasn’t best pleased with the state broadcaster. All revealed today…

Archives show Bobby Sands "offered to end hunger strike"
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Archives show Bobby Sands "offered to end hunger strike"

Dec 30th 2011, 8:57 AM 9,117 Views 82 Comments

New documents released under the 30-year rule give an insight into some previously unknown occurrences in 1981, such as Bobby Sands allegedly offering to suspend his hunger strike.

# state-papers - Friday 31 December, 2010

State papers: Haughey fretted over leaks from Cabinet meetings
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State papers: Haughey fretted over leaks from Cabinet meetings

Dec 31st 2010, 11:20 AM 598 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach was worried about how newspapers kept getting details of matters discussed in cabinet, and prepared for court.

State papers: Opposition proposed 'secret' Bill to grant divorce
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State papers: Opposition proposed 'secret' Bill to grant divorce

Dec 31st 2010, 9:26 AM 392 Views 0 Comments

Parties tabled a bill that would have led to a divorce referendum as early as 1980 – six years before one was held.

State Papers: Government tried to stop Moscow Olympics and Lions athletes
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State Papers: Government tried to stop Moscow Olympics and Lions athletes

Dec 31st 2010, 9:15 AM 757 Views 0 Comments

The government withdrew funding for the Olympic Council of Ireland for participating in Moscow 1980, and opposed the Lions tour to SA.

# state-papers - Thursday 30 December, 2010

State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure
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State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure

Dec 30th 2010, 1:48 PM 1,077 Views 0 Comments

Charles Haughey and Brian Lenihan Sr were given plans detailing a potential Irish-Arab Bank to fund government spending.

State Papers: Haughey personally intervened in RTÉ news bulletins
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State Papers: Haughey personally intervened in RTÉ news bulletins

Dec 30th 2010, 9:28 AM 2,691 Views 0 Comments

Charlie Haughey’s government cancelled plans to build him a £725k mansion – and was angry when RTÉ didn’t cover it.

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