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
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.
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.
New exhibition series in the National Archives of Ireland on 100 years of the Irish Foreign Service, 1919-2019Thursday, 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.
Read an Irish diplomat's accounts of Christmas (and New Year) in the German capital months after the outbreak of the Second World War.
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.
Over the years DIFP has published some documents relating to Irish commemorations of the dead of the First World War in the 1920s and 1930s.
The sinking of RMS Leinster on 10 October 1918 is the worst maritime disaster recorded in the Irish Sea. It also had the potential to become an issue in attempts to bring the First World War to an end.
Who was Patrick McCartan, and why did Dáil Éireann send him to Russia during the War of Independence?
In a sequel of sorts to our last blog post on the 'Emergency', what did an Irish diplomat see and hear while in London during the Blitz of 1941?
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