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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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Commemorating the dead of the First World War overseas, 1924-1939

Thursday, 8 November 2018

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.

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The sinking of the RMS Leinster, 10 October 1918

Monday, 8 October 2018

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.

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An Irish envoy to revolutionary Russia, 1921

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Who was Patrick McCartan, and why did Dáil Éireann send him to Russia during the War of Independence?

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An Irish diplomat in London during the Blitz, 1941

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

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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Éire signs and the 'Emergency'

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The recent hot weather saw a number of archaeological remains come to light across the country, but a gorse fire on Bray Head revealed a remnant of the more recent past: a World War Two vintage 'Éire' sign.

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Discovering Irish-Japanese relations

Thursday, 5 October 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of formal diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. Over the last year DIFP has been exploring the sixty years since 1957.

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Credit where credit is due

Thursday, 28 July 2016

A production company contacted the DIFP office recently looking for assistance with a project. Their call was nothing out of the ordinary. 

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