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#state papers 1982

# state-papers-1982 - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings

A letter in the National Archives reveals details of a meeting between the pair at the Central Remedial Clinic in the 1980s.

# state-papers-1982 - Sunday 30 December, 2012

1982: 'Ireland', 'Éire' and why both aren't written on postage stamps 55c

1982: 'Ireland', 'Éire' and why both aren't written on postage stamps

Government thought that using the word ‘Ireland’ would be problematic as unionists regarded it as referring to the 32 counties.

# state-papers-1982 - Friday 28 December, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Spielberg Face

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Letter from an Irish housewife to Charlie Haughey

The head of the Irish Housewives’ Union wrote in 1982 to denounce “typical career women”, family planning clinics, sex education and mistresses.

Fidel Castro visited Ireland in 1982 (and almost met Charles Haughey)

Cuban leader Fidel Castro left a gift for then-Taoiseach Charles Haughey during his brief stopover in Shannon in late 1982.

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.

Haughey's mission against smoking and cigarette advertising

During his time as Taoiseach, Charles Haughey moved to change the culture of smoking in Ireland.

After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’ Falklands This post contains images

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 State Papers: 30 years on?

Has it really been 30 years? TheJournal.ie looks at how far we’ve come.