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# state papers 1984

All time
Iran wanted films of the Irish struggle... we wanted to send them nature docs
The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine
Back in 1984 the Government was worried about banning smoking in classrooms
Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce
Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s
Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"
The secret note that revealed how much Margaret Thatcher trusted Garret Fitzgerald
This 1984 memo to the Taoiseach is why you can't buy bangers at Halloween