# state-papers - Today’s News
All work and no play, and all that…
# state-papers - Saturday 3 January, 2015
Plus: What was the lowest temperature in Ireland this week?
Not too much butter, anyway.
Including varnishing, carpets, ceiling tiles and “general cleaning up”.
A rep from Iranian TV wanted a video from Ireland for broadcasting.
# state-papers - Thursday 1 January, 2015
Newly released documents show the Government had ‘no intention’ to get involved in the crew’s case against the UK.
In some schools smoking in the classroom was “an accepted practice”.
… but they did it anyway.
# state-papers - Tuesday 30 December, 2014
One Fianna Fáil councillor believes so, as the British papers are being released ahead of Irish papers.
And Irish ministers didn’t know it.
Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald said the Government were not trying to be “spoil-sports”.
Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.
# state-papers - Monday 29 December, 2014
That was a big question back in the early 1980s.
“In our hearts we know they are still there.”
# state-papers - Sunday 28 December, 2014
The country was in the midst of a recession with unemployment up to 16.1%.
17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles.
There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.
# state-papers - Saturday 27 December, 2014
The PM’s comments have been revealed in newly released state documents.
Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.
State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.
There was one in 10,000 chance nuclear-powered Cosmo 1402 would fall over Ireland.
Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s – some were called “ungrateful”
The situation is detailed in a memo to Government from 1973.
A steering note before Garret Fitzgerald’s meeting with Margaret Thatcher shows us how she was “by political preference” a Unionist.
You can buy all the toy gun caps you like though.
Notes from a secret meeting have just been released.
# state-papers - Saturday 13 September, 2014
James Prior said the remark during a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Peter Barry in October 1983
# state-papers - Friday 3 January, 2014
The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.
# state-papers - Wednesday 1 January, 2014
The Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism Frank Cluskey thought Ireland should take a restrictive attitude to the manufacturing of military equipment in Ireland.
# state-papers - Tuesday 31 December, 2013
If they required them, that is. The Fine Gael-led coalition tried to get them back in 1983 after they came to power.
# state-papers - Monday 30 December, 2013
State papers have revealed Mrs Mugabe’s dietary requirements.
# state-papers - Sunday 29 December, 2013
Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald and Minister Michael Noonan also came under considerable pressure from Nobel Peace Prize winner Seán MacBride.
The Cabinet and the Taoiseach wanted to keep the £2.5 million aeroplane.
An internal memo from the Department of Foreign Affairs shows the government wanted to “cover themselves in the event of anything going wrong” at Windscale.
# state-papers - Saturday 28 December, 2013
A letter in the National Archives reveals details of a meeting between the pair at the Central Remedial Clinic in the 1980s.
But he was given an official lunch, multiple tete-a-tetes with the Taoiseach and security detail.
The Bishop of Clonfert was also given unfettered access to the Attorney General in the lead up to the abortion referendum.
Accompanied by Liam Lawlor, Haughey was there to arrange medical cooperation between the two countries.
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There were “obvious objections to having two prisoners in one cell – the most common objection being that it facilitates homosexuality”.
State Papers show he planned to ‘bait’ Margaret Thatcher into talks on reunification using the plan.