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New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on history of Iveagh House

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Our May exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at the history of Iveagh House, the home of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Ireland leaves the Commonwealth, 1949

Thursday, 18 April 2019

In April 1949 Ireland became a republic and left the Commonwealth. What did the Commonwealth think about it?

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Welcoming an Irish republic, 17-18 April 1949

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

At midnight on 17 April 1949 Ireland officially became a republic, and it is often forgotten that enormous crowds came out to celebrate the occasion.

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New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on Ireland's application to join the League of Nations, 1923

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Our April exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Ireland's admission to the post-WW1 League of Nations.

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New DIFP exhibition in National Archives of Ireland: St Patrick's Day in Nigeria, 1962

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Our March exhibition co-curated with the NAI looks at St Patrick's Day, 1962, in what was then Ireland's only embassy in Africa

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New exhibition on Joseph Walshe (1886-1956): the founding father of the Irish foreign service

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The second of the monthly exhibitions we are co-curating with the National Archives of Ireland  deals with the lengthy career of the founding father of the Irish diplomatic service.

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Michael MacWhite and the Sinn Féin delegation in Paris, 1919-21

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

In 1919 the first Dáil sent a delegation to Paris to lobby the post-WW1 peace conference to recognize Irish independence, and in later life one of its members set down his recollections.

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New exhibition series in the National Archives of Ireland on 100 years of the Irish Foreign Service, 1919-2019

Thursday, 10 January 2019

In conjunction with our colleagues in the National Archives of Ireland we are curating a series of monthly exhibitions on the history of Irish foreign policy in the NAI throughout 2019.

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Christmas in Berlin, 1939

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Read an Irish diplomat's accounts of Christmas (and New Year) in the German capital months after the outbreak of the Second World War.

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DIFP in the news

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The recent release of the latest in the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series received a good deal of attention in the national media; read our round-up of coverage here.

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