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#state papers 1986

# state-papers-1986 - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Irish ambassador said Russians blaming Chernobyl staff was a 'typical Soviet tactic'

Nuclear fallout and Soviet scepticism feature in official Irish state papers on the Chernobyl disaster.

# state-papers-1986 - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge The secret songs, pleading letters, and big name snubs of Ireland's plans to entertain Ronald Reagan Let Me Entertain You

The secret songs, pleading letters, and big name snubs of Ireland's plans to entertain Ronald Reagan

Brendan Grace and Phil Coulter both wanted a piece of the pie.

'Doomed to live alone': Mother pleads with Garret FitzGerald for divorce referendum

The 27-year-old woman said Irish people should be given the opportunity to have a say in “their own destiny”.

# state-papers-1986 - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986

A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.

Ireland tried to ban smoking in public in 1986 - and Big Tobacco was not impressed

1986 saw government health warnings introduced on tobacco products in Ireland for the first time.

Government urged to help free priest charged with murder of Filipino mayor

Fr Niall O’Brien was arrested in 1983 over the death of a local politician.

'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald

William Long, from Essex, wrote to the then Taoiseach with his plans for Irish trade.