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Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume VI, 1939-1941

Documents in Irish Foreign Policy, Volume VI, illustrates, in a unique manner unavailable in any other history of the period, the threats Ireland faced during the first years of the Second World War. It shows how Minister for External Affairs Eamon de Valera, Read more...

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1939

Doc No. 1 01 September 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
Memorandum entitled 'Ireland's Neutrality in Practice'
Doc No. 2 02 September 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Berlin on the eve of war
Doc No. 3 02 September 1939 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Paris on the eve of war
Doc No. 4 02 September 1939 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Situation in Switzerland
Doc No. 5 02 September 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Spanish neutrality
Doc No. 6 04 September 1939 - From Seán Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Situation in Paris
Doc No. 7 05 September 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Spain’s attitude towards outbreak of war
Doc No. 8 05 September 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
US opinion on the outbreak of war
Doc No. 9 05 September 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
‘Furtherance of neutrality policy’
Doc No. 10 06 September 1939
Appointment of British diplomatic representative in Dublin
Doc No. 11 07 September 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting with Lord Lothian
Doc No. 12 07 September 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
US neutrality
Doc No. 13 08 September 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To William Warnock
Communications with Berlin
Doc No. 14 09 September 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
‘Ireland’s attitude in European War’
Doc No. 16 11 September 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
US neutrality
Doc No. 17 11 September 1939 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Situation in Geneva
Doc No. 18 12 September 1939
Belligerent Naval Craft
Doc No. 19 12 September 1939
Restrictions on Irish territorial waters
Doc No. 20 14 September 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To Leopold H. Kerney
Spanish neutrality
Doc No. 21 14 September 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Opinion on war in Berlin and situation in city
Doc No. 22 14 September 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Frank Ryan
Doc No. 23 15 September 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Waclaw Dobryzynski
German invasion of Poland
Doc No. 24 15 September 1939 - From Michael Rynne
Emergency Powers
Doc No. 25 15 September 1939 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Government and public opinion on war in Rome
Doc No. 26 16 September 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
‘The maintenance of Neutrality’
Doc No. 27 16 September 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Lack of news on situation in Ireland
Doc No. 28 19 September 1939 - From Department of External Affairs To William J Macaulay
Ireland’s neutrality
Doc No. 29 19 September 1939 - From Neville Chamberlain To Eamon de Valera
Appointment of Maffey and need for close contact
Doc No. 30 19 September 1939 - From John Dulanty To Leslie Hore-Belisha
Equipment for Irish Defence Forces
Doc No. 31 21 September 1939 - From Maurice Moynihan To Peadar MacMahon
Matters arising from neutrality
Doc No. 32 22 September 1939
British diplomatic representative in Ireland
Doc No. 33 22 September 1939 - From Eamon de Valera To Neville Chamberlain
Appointment of Maffey
Doc No. 34 22 September 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Wartime measures in Spain
Doc No. 35 22 September 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
War on eastern front/domestic conditions in Germany
Doc No. 36 22 September 1939 - From William Warnock To Frederick H. Boland
Censorship and communications
Doc No. 37 24 September 1939 - From Sir John Maffey To Anthony Eden
Meetings with de Valera and Walshe
Doc No. 38 25 September 1939 - From Neville Chamberlain To Eamon de Valera
Sir John Maffey
Doc No. 39 26 September 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
Proposed statement by de Valera in Dáil
Doc No. 40 01 September 1939 - From Michael Rynne
Basis of Irish neutrality
Doc No. 41 29 September 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Inform State Department of Irish neutrality
Doc No. 42 30 September 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Seán Murphy
Sir John Maffey
Doc No. 43 30 September 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Russo-German Pact
Doc No. 44 04 October 1939 - From Department of External Affairs To Frank Cremins
Irish declaration of neutrality
Doc No. 45 04 October 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
United States neutrality legislation and Irish neutrality
Doc No. 46 04 October 1939 - From Colman O'Donovan To Joseph P. Walshe
Ireland and Poland
Doc No. 47 05 October 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Frank Ryan
Doc No. 48 07 October 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German domestic and foreign policy
Doc No. 49 09 October 1939 - From Matthew Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Attitudes towards European war on US west coast
Doc No. 50 09 October 1939 - From William Warnock To Frederick H. Boland
Appointment of Irish minister to Berlin
Doc No. 51 10 October 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To William Warnock
Instructions on what to report from Germany
Doc No. 52 12 October 1939 - From Seán Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Impressions of situation in France
Doc No. 53 17 October 1939 - From William Warnock To Frederick H. Boland
Appointment of an Irish Minister to Berlin
Doc No. 54 19 October 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To Frederick H. Boland
Broadcast from Hamburg concerning Ireland
Doc No. 55 20 October 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
British press and neutrality
Doc No. 56 21 October 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
General report on affairs in Germany
Doc No. 57 25 October 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Cordell Hull
United States shipping and Irish ports
Doc No. 58 25 October 1939 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Overview of options for Italian foreign policy
Doc No. 59 26 October 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To William Warnock
Irish Minister to Berlin/great interest in Warnock’s report in DEA
Doc No. 60 26 October 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German attitudes towards Ireland
Doc No. 61 26 October 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Spanish-Irish trade negotiations
Doc No. 62 26 October 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To Sheila Murphy
Appointment of Slovak Consul to Ireland
Doc No. 63 27 October 1939 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Forthcoming session of League Assembly
Doc No. 64 31 October 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John Hearne
Instructions re Irish neutrality policy
Doc No. 65 01 November 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting with Hempel re safety of Irish shipping
Doc No. 66 08 November 1939 - From John Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
The basis of Irish neutrality
Doc No. 67 11 November 1939 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
View from Geneva on European geopolitics and developments in war
Doc No. 68 14 November 1939 - From John Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
Development of Irish-Canadian relations
Doc No. 69 14 November 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Combat zones in the Atlantic and Irish shipping
Doc No. 70 14 November 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German concerns re shipment of contraband through Ireland
Doc No. 71 14 November 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Protest to State Department is front page news
Doc No. 72 16 November 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Views on war at diplomatic reception in Madrid
Doc No. 73 16 November 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
US shipping and war zone
Doc No. 74 18 November 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John Leydon
Trans-shipment, US shipping and Irish neutrality
Doc No. 75 21 November 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German propaganda/events in Poland/Austria/Bohemia and Moravia
Doc No. 76 21 November 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Frank Ryan
Doc No. 77 22 November 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Sino-Japanese relations
Doc No. 78 22 November 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John Hearne
Overview of Irish foreign policy with instructions for action in Canada
Doc No. 79 30 November 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Shipping between Ireland and Britain
Doc No. 80 01 December 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Russian invasion of Finland
Doc No. 81 02 December 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Russian invasion of Finland
Doc No. 82 04 December 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Michael Rynne
Forthcoming session of League of Nations Assembly
Doc No. 83 06 December 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Overview of German foreign and domestic policies
Doc No. 84 07 December 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Maurice Moynihan
Wartime British-Irish trade
Doc No. 85 08 December 1939 - From Eamon de Valera To Carl Hambro
de Valera unable to attend League of Nations Assembly
Doc No. 86 08 December 1939 - From Department of External Affairs
20th Assembly of the League of Nations
Doc No. 87 12 December 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Visit to Boston
Doc No. 88 12 December 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
Neutrality and recruitment for belligerent armies
Doc No. 89 13 December 1939 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Finnish appeal to the League of Nations
Doc No. 90 13 December 1939 - From Colman O'Donovan To Joseph P. Walshe
Italo-German relations
Doc No. 91 13 December 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To Michael MacWhite
Appointment of Slovak Consul in Dublin
Doc No. 92 13 December 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John Hearne
Instructions re communication of Irish neutrality to Canadians
Doc No. 93 14 December 1939 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Public opinion and attitudes in Germany
Doc No. 94 15 December 1939 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Russo-Finnish War/expulsion of Russia from League of Nations
Doc No. 95 15 December 1939 - From Frederick H. Boland To Michael MacWhite
Appointment of Slovak Consul in Dublin
Doc No. 96 19 December 1939 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John Dulanty
Case of Barnes and Richard (Coventry bombings)
Doc No. 97 21 December 1939 - From John Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Case of Barnes and Richards (Coventry bombings)
Doc No. 98 22 December 1939 - From John Hearne To Oscar Skelton
Explanation of neutrality policy
Doc No. 99 23 December 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Frank Ryan
Doc No. 100 27 December 1939 - From Leopold H. Kerney To Joseph P. Walshe
Frank Ryan
Doc No. 101 27 December 1939 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Appointment of Taylor as United States Vatican Representative
Doc No. 102 28 December 1939 - From W.J.B. Macaulay To Joseph P. Walshe
Consistory of Cardinals
Doc No. 103 30 December 1939 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
Case of Barnes and Richards (Coventry bombings)
Doc No. 104 30 December 1939 - From Department of External Affairs To Joseph P. Walshe
Civilian traffic by sea between Ireland and Britain

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