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about 1 year ago
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UK opposition to US creating envoy role for North detailed in files

Economic link between NI and Clinton’s home state was rejected on grounds Arkansas was ‘too poor’

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about 1 year ago
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Bloody Sunday: Mo Mowlam’s draft apology on soldiers ‘not intending murder’ ruled out

NI secretary favoured review with ‘overriding limitation that no soldier or other crown servant should be placed in j...

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about 1 year ago
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British complained to Ireland about lack of action on ‘terrorist financing’ in Border areas

Declassified papers show British officials considered three options for addressing the problem

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about 1 year ago
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Trimble assassination risk raised with officials in months after peace deal

Ulster Unionist leader expressed concerns over protection provided at Stormont and on visits to London

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about 1 year ago
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‘Money, money, money’: Stormont politicians annoyed about expenses after Belfast Agreement

Representatives were more interested in travel expenses than negotiations, Northern Ireland Office civil servant comp...

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about 1 year ago
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Sinn Féin’s promotion of ‘polite fiction’ of independence from IRA dismayed officials

Many voters ‘cannot recall Gerry Adams wearing anything but Armani’, senior NIO official wrote

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about 1 year ago
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Setting up Northern Ireland Assembly likened to ‘Star Trek’ mission

Official warned partisanship, ‘culture of dependency’ and ‘permanent opposition mode’ would complicate process

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about 1 year ago
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Higgins’s repeal of Sinn Féin broadcast ban caused tension between governments

A decision by Michael D Higgins to lift the broadcasting ban on Sinn Féin when he was minister for arts in 1994 cause...

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about 1 year ago
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North’s restrictive abortion law likely to fall foul of European law, officials were told almost ...

Advice followed from the success of a gay rights case at the European Court of Human Rights

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about 1 year ago
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Sinn Féin complained of ‘excessive’ policing after Garda Jerry McCabe killing

Party’s vice-president Pat Doherty accused gardaí of harassing supporters while IRA was on ceasefire

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about 1 year ago
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Officials had ‘grim outlook’ for peace deal just three days before Belfast Agreement

Contingency planning exercise also considered which electoral system should be used to return new MLAs

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