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#state papers 1984

# state-papers-1984 - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Iran wanted films of the Irish struggle... we wanted to send them nature docs

A rep from Iranian TV wanted a video from Ireland for broadcasting.

# state-papers-1984 - Thursday 1 January, 2015

The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine Cold War This post contains videos

The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine

Newly released documents show the Government had ‘no intention’ to get involved in the crew’s case against the UK.

Back in 1984 the Government was worried about banning smoking in classrooms

In some schools smoking in the classroom was “an accepted practice”.

# state-papers-1984 - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

# state-papers-1984 - Saturday 27 December, 2014

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.

The secret note that revealed how much Margaret Thatcher trusted Garret Fitzgerald

A steering note before Garret Fitzgerald’s meeting with Margaret Thatcher shows us how she was “by political preference” a Unionist.

This 1984 memo to the Taoiseach is why you can't buy bangers at Halloween

You can buy all the toy gun caps you like though.