State Papers 1988: Haughey refusal to extradite ‘mad priest’ riled Thatcher

State Papers 1988: Haughey refusal to extradite ‘mad priest’ riled Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher accused the Irish Government of doing nothing to help extradite a priest who allegedly worked for the IRA, state papers have revealed.

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State Papers 1988: Haughey wrote to Thatcher to deny being soft on terrorism

State Papers 1988: Haughey wrote to Thatcher to deny being soft on terrorism

Taoiseach Charles Haughey told British prime minister Margaret Thatcher that the Irish government was ‘constantly ballyragged’ by the British and received ‘no credit’ for the work they had been doing, writes Seán McCárthaigh

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Martin McGuinness set up meeting where Frank Hegarty was killed, bishop claimed

Martin McGuinness set up meeting where Frank Hegarty was killed, bishop claimed

Martin McGuinness personally set up the rendezvous which led to the brutal murder of a suspected IRA informer, the Government was told in 1987.

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Garda calls 'were not secure from IRA penetration', state notes reveal

Garda calls 'were not secure from IRA penetration', state notes reveal

The IRA was able to tap Garda telephone calls, the Irish Government accepted in the 1980s.

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Margaret Thatcher 'depressed' about North in 1986

Margaret Thatcher 'depressed' about North in 1986

New documents show Margaret Thatcher was "depressed" over the situation in Northern Ireland in the 80s.

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Garret FitzGerald 'feared Dublin bomb' during revolt against Anglo-Irish Agreement

Garret FitzGerald 'feared Dublin bomb' during revolt against Anglo-Irish Agreement

The Irish Government feared a "big" loyalist bomb in Dublin during a bitter unionist revolt against the Anglo-Irish Agreement, then Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald said.

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Records reveal Cahal Daly said North's working class Catholics were 'anti-everything'

Records reveal Cahal Daly said North's working class Catholics were 'anti-everything'

Working class Catholics in the North were "anti-authority and anti-everything", the late Archbishop of Armagh Cahal Daly said.

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