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# state-papers-2018 - Sunday 13 January, 2019

In 1973 the government had to politely explain why it couldn't cash a near 100-year-old bond

Hundreds of thousands of these bonds were issued in the 19th century to raise support for Irish nationalism.

# state-papers-2018 - Saturday 5 January, 2019

'Pub life and gambling': A Soviet Russian guide to 1970s Ireland

Yuri Ustimenko was Russian news agency TAAS’ Irish correspondent from 1969 to 1971.

# state-papers-2018 - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'Baylas', 'Beilis', 'Queillys': In the 1980s the government was urged to tackle cheap Spanish Baileys knock-offs

Locally produced copies of “extremely poor quality” were a persistent issue for importers.

# state-papers-2018 - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

# state-papers-2018 - Friday 28 December, 2018

'I'll wreck the joint': The day poet Patrick Kavanagh threatened Dublin's booksellers

“I will break every bloody bookshop in the city up,” Kavanagh barked at Hodges Figgis staff.

Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey

By 1988, The Guildford Four had served over 13 years in prison having been handed down life sentences.

'A mad priest careering around Europe': Haughey and Thatcher clash over IRA clergyman

Father Patrick Ryan was suspected of being an IRA quartermaster active in Belgium.

State papers shed new light on family of Gibraltar Three's fight for truth

Newly released state papers show that a meeting was arranged between family members and then-Tánaiste Brian Lenihan.