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# State Papers

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# Abortion
1982: Irish Council of Churches opposed anti-abortion amendment
The group said the change to the constitution was legally unnecessary and socially unfair – as it placed the views of the Roman Catholic church above those of other denominations in Ireland.
# 1982
Haughey's mission against smoking and cigarette advertising
During his time as Taoiseach, Charles Haughey moved to change the culture of smoking in Ireland.
# 1982
Govt advised to deal with vaccine damage in the same way as thalidomide compensation
The Secretary to the Government asked, “Why not let the ordinary law apply – as in the case of thalomide.”
# Guinness
30 years ago: Guinness contemplated cutting the Irish connection
The recent Falkands War and the IRA bombing campaign had led to a “resistance to the Irish angle”.
# 1982
30 years ago: Anger at Irish Government over IRA bombings
Newly released documents related to the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings show that people both at home and abroad thought that Ireland’s government weren’t doing enough to stamp out the IRA.
# 1982
Haughey intervened over detention of British journalists during Falklands crisis
The Taoiseach was asked to provide assistance as Ireland was looked upon favourably by Buenos Aires during the Falkland Island conflict.
# falklands
After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’
Suggestions that Ireland would not support British efforts to ostracise Argentina after its invasion of the Falklands in April 1982 were met with warnings from diplomats in London.
# 1982
1982 State Papers: 30 years on?
Has it really been 30 years? looks at how far we’ve come.
# State Papers
World War III? No problem - half a million Irish will fight it
Secret document revealed under 30-year rule shows Ireland had been assessed for the help it could provide in the case of a nuclear war threat.
# State Papers
5 things that were bothering Charlie Haughey in 1981
State papers show that while he was only Taoiseach for half the year, Haughey found a number of issues to get riled up about.
# State Papers
Ireland fought off loss of summer weeks
EEC wanted us to put the clocks back on the second Sunday in October, sending us into dark winter evenings earlier.
# State Papers
Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim
The Sinn Féin leader said claims in State papers that Sands offered to end his hunger strike would be “totally out of character”.
# State Papers
RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981
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.
# State Papers
In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust
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…
# State Papers
Archives show Bobby Sands "offered to end hunger strike"
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
State papers: Haughey fretted over leaks from Cabinet meetings
The Taoiseach was worried about how newspapers kept getting details of matters discussed in cabinet, and prepared for court.
# State Papers
State papers: Opposition proposed 'secret' Bill to grant divorce
Parties tabled a bill that would have led to a divorce referendum as early as 1980 – six years before one was held.
# State Papers
State Papers: Government tried to stop Moscow Olympics and Lions athletes
The government withdrew funding for the Olympic Council of Ireland for participating in Moscow 1980, and opposed the Lions tour to SA.
# State Papers
State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure
Charles Haughey and Brian Lenihan Sr were given plans detailing a potential Irish-Arab Bank to fund government spending.
# State Papers
State Papers: Haughey personally intervened in RTÉ news bulletins
Charlie Haughey’s government cancelled plans to build him a £725k mansion – and was angry when RTÉ didn’t cover it.