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# State Papers

All time
'Putting jam on the cake': Authorities knew Birmingham Six evidence 'enhanced' years before release
1938 Ireland: Post office clerk fired after £10 disappeared and he bought new suits and a bicycle
The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
Irish ambassador said Russians blaming Chernobyl staff was a 'typical Soviet tactic'
The Government opposed giving any special money to help people left devastated by Hurricane Charley
The government was worried a Russian nuclear satellite was about to fall on our heads 30 years ago
The secret songs, pleading letters, and big name snubs of Ireland's plans to entertain Ronald Reagan
'Doomed to live alone': Mother pleads with Garret FitzGerald for divorce referendum
Joe Dolan was on a UN blacklist over a performance in South Africa
Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it
Ireland risked a PR disaster by billing for post mortems following the Air India 747 bombing
1984: Letters from UK praise Irish people for their 'warm humanity' and generosity after Band Aid
'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986
30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed
Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies
Ireland tried to ban smoking in public in 1986 - and Big Tobacco was not impressed
Government urged to help free priest charged with murder of Filipino mayor
Aran sweaters, Avoca rugs and Waterford Crystal Statue of Liberty: Gifts Taoiseach gave Ronald Reagan
'It outsold U2' - an album of Bosco songs was one of RTÉ's biggest hits in 1984
'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald
1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl
1986: Mother of four abused by husband writes letter to Taoiseach outlining need for divorce
Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize
A Donegal child wrote a letter to Garret FitzGerald in 1984 having a sly dig at Charlie Haughey
The Welsh were worried that Ireland would become home to nuclear weapons
Government investigated whether Josef Mengele spent time in Ireland after World War II
'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law
Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case
Enda fan wrote to 1986 Taoiseach to say people in the west happy with Kenny's latest appointment
The IRA bombing of two ships led to an Irish/British dispute over territorial waters
How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway
The government was very concerned with bike tyres in 1985
Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners
Ireland was terrified that exercise could be the end of us all in the early 1980s...
Does St Patrick deserve his own flag? An enterprising Kerryman thought he did
Glenroe, Dallas and Today Tonight - The top 10 programmes Ireland was watching in 1985
An English car enthusiast made a play for Eamon de Valera's Rolls Royce in 1985
Dublin planning officer: More pubs will reduce drink driving as people wouldn't have as far to travel
The great Donegal postal voting scam of 1985
This letter is most blatant Big Tobacco threat to a Taoiseach you're likely to see