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Irish Foreign Policy Documents Online

1 Oct 2010

New Collection of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Free Online -- UCC School of History role



The full and searchable text of volume IV of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series is now available free online at

The new material runs from 1932 to 1936 and joins that from 1919 to 1931 already available at  

Amongst the new topics covered are:

  • The impact of de Valera’s election on Irish foreign policy 
  • De Valera’s dismantling of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • The economic war with Britain
  • The land annuities dispute with Britain 
  • Downgrading of the Office of Governor General 
  • The abdication of King Edward VIII  
  • The Ottawa Economic Conference
  • Relations with Nazi Germany
  • The collapse of the League of Nations
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • The Italian invasion of Abyssinia
  • The Sino-Japanese war in Manchuria
  • The Leticia war between Peru and Colombia
  • The Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay

For further information and queries contact Dr Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor, DIFP at UCC School of History’s Emeritus Professor Dermot Keogh is a member of the Editorial Committee. Prof. Keogh has made a significant contribution in opening up the field of Irish diplomatic history over the last three decades.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) is a project of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the National Archives and the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. VII of DIFP will be published by the Royal Irish Academy in hardback shortly. It will survey the years from 1941 to 1946 shedding fascinating light on ‘the Emergency’.

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