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# State Papers

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John Hume was 'rather blunt' with Margaret Thatcher in secret meeting
NI Secretary of State referred to Ian Paisley as a 'schizophrenic'
Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south
Minister objected to military vehicles factory setting up shop in Ireland in 1983
Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their homes
Indira Gandhi sent greetings from the sky to 'friendly people' of Ireland
Cornflakes and Ribena among foods banned during Mugabe's 1983 visit to Ireland
The ‘Free Nicky Kelly’ fliers found in New York’s subway in 1983
The Department of Finance wanted to get rid of the government jet
Govt nervous about British nuclear plans and wanted cover ‘if anything went wrong’
Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings
Government wanted to play down its involvement in Kissinger visit
Bishops given copy of Attorney General's advice ahead of 1983 referendum
Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined
Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality
Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK
How's your memory? Do you recall how much a round of drinks was in 1983?
Maze prisoners badly treated by 'out of control' officers after IRA escape
RTÉ refused an exemption on Sinn Féin broadcast ban
This underwear ad in the RTÉ Guide caused a bit of a stir in 1978
Cost of Margaret Thatcher's helicopter created headaches for govt departments
Ex-senior garda advised Taoiseach not to appoint an 'outsider' as commissioner
George H.W. Bush wanted to have a 'word in Thatcher's ear'
It would be deemed an “unfortunate event” if Mugabe was harmed on state visit to Ireland
TDs worried about impact Dáil TV and radio broadcasts would have on their dignity
The 30-year-old documents that unintentionally planned for Ireland's IMF bailout
History lesson: What happened during the 1983 abortion referendum?
The Attorney General's advice NOT to introduce 'pro-life' constitutional amendment
Phone tapping: Papers reveal garda commissioner's belief that he had no choice but to retire
'Ireland's Watergate': How the phone tapping scandal would lead to Haughey's downfall... eventually
Haughey Government in row over royal baby message
Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
1982: 'Ireland', 'Éire' and why both aren't written on postage stamps
1982: The term 'Irish Free State' deemed 'inappropriate' by An Taoiseach
Thatcher papers show how Reagan kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting
Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims
1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster
What did the Taoiseach want for lunch in 1973?