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Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume VII, 1941-1945

DIFP VII commences with neutrality firmly established as the central tenet of Irish foreign policy during the Second World War.

Michael Rynne, Legal Adviser at External Affairs wrote in 1942 that ''Ireland does not base her neutrality on any particular Read more...

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1941

Doc No. 1 16 January 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Francis T. Cremins
Death of James Joyce
Doc No. 2 14 January 1941 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Death of James Joyce
Doc No. 3 18 January 1941 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Death of James Joyce
Doc No. 4 05 February 1941 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Circumstances of Joyce family
Doc No. 5 06 February 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Situation in Berlin
Doc No. 6 11 February 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting with Lord Halifax
Doc No. 7 12 February 1941 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Circumstances of Irish Legation in Rome
Doc No. 8 21 February 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German opinion on Ireland
Doc No. 9 17 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
British-Irish defence co-operation
Doc No. 10 19 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
British attitude to Irish neutrality
Doc No. 11 20 February 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
United States attitudes to Irish neutrality
Doc No. 12 24 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Aiken to leave for United States
Doc No. 13 25 to 28 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Instructions of duties in case of invasion
Doc No. 14 01 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Frank Aiken
The Treaty Ports and the Battle of the Atlantic – Britain's claims
Doc No. 15 28 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Frank Aiken
Propaganda and counter-propaganda in the United States
Doc No. 16 28 February 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Frank Aiken
State Department attitude towards Ireland
Doc No. 17 28 February 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
American views on the war and the possibility of United States involvement
Doc No. 18 01 March 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Conversations with MacDonald and Thomas
Doc No. 19 01 March 1941 - From Seán Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Politics and outlook in France
Doc No. 20 04 March 1941 - From Eamon de Valera To Franklin D. Roosevelt
Introducing Frank Aiken
Doc No. 21 06 March 1941 - From Frank Aiken To Colonel Bill Donovan
Meeting with Colonel Donovan and discussion on Irish neutrality
Doc No. 22 07 March 1941 - From Colonel Liam Archer To Joseph P. Walshe
Clissmann-Mulcahy-Kerney correspondence
Doc No. 23 10 March 1941
British-Irish defence co-operation
Doc No. 24 14 March 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
de Valera's Dáil statement on British-Irish relations
Doc No. 25 15 March 1941 - From Department of External Affairs To Robert Brennan
Aiken's United States mission
Doc No. 26 18 March 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Enquiry from Maffey on radio transmitters and on Hans Marschner
Doc No. 27 19 March 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Ireland's financial contribution to the League of Nations
Doc No. 28 20 March 1941 - From James J McElligott
Membership of the League of Nations
Doc No. 29 21 March 1941
Financial contribution to the League of Nations
Doc No. 30 21 March 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
The Focke-Wulf Condor/Radar
Doc No. 31 26 March 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Aiken's meeting with Sumner Welles
Doc No. 32 26 March 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Instructions for Aiken
Doc No. 33 27 March 1941 - From Colonel Liam Archer To Oscar Traynor
Defence Forces officers' visit to RAF in Belfast
Doc No. 34 29 March 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Discussion with Maffey on military matters relating to British-Irish relations
Doc No. 35 01 April 1941 - From Colonel Patrick Mulcahy
Discussion with Air Commodore Carr
Doc No. 36 01 April 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Progress of Aiken’s mission
Doc No. 37 02 April 1941 - From Denis Devlin
Meeting between Aiken and Acheson
Doc No. 38 07 April 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting between Aiken and Roosevelt
Doc No. 39 08 April 1941 - From John A. Belton To Joseph P. Walshe
Lunch given by de Valera to Menzies
Doc No. 40 10 April 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting between Aiken and Roosevelt
Doc No. 41 12 April 1941 - From Colonel Patrick Mulcahy To Colonel Liam Archer
Conversation with RAF personnel visiting Baldonnel
Doc No. 42 17 April 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Luftwaffe air raids on Belfast
Doc No. 43 18 April 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Position of Irish nationals in Britain under emergency powers regulations
Doc No. 44 19 April 1941 - From Colonel Liam Archer To Major General Dan McKenna
Discussion with Pryce over British-Irish defence measures and the defence of Ireland
Doc No. 45 21 April 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Conversation with Maffey on the war situation and air raids on Belfast
Doc No. 46 22 April 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
American pressure on Ireland
Doc No. 47 22 April 1941 - From Department of External Affairs To Robert Brennan
Progress of Aiken’s American mission
Doc No. 48 23 April 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Conversation with Sir Robert Menzies
Doc No. 49 28 April 1941 - From Eamon de Valera
Meeting with Gray – American pressure on Ireland
Doc No. 50 29 April 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Difficulties facing Aiken’s American mission
Doc No. 51 01 May 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Difficulties facing Aiken’s American mission
Doc No. 52 01 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Advice from Dublin on Aiken’s American mission
Doc No. 53 02 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Advice from Dublin on Aiken’s American mission
Doc No. 54 02 May 1941 - From John Leydon To Joseph P. Walshe
British-Irish trade and shipping relations
Doc No. 55 05 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Francis T. Cremins
Financial position of family of James Joyce
Doc No. 56 06 May 1941
Arming of Irish merchant shipping
Doc No. 57 06 May 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
German air raids on Liverpool and Greenock
Doc No. 58 08 May 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Churchill’s inner circle/views on the war effort
Doc No. 59 08 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Attacks by David Gray on Irish neutrality
Doc No. 60 13 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
United States pressure on Ireland to abandon neutrality
Doc No. 61 13 May 1941 - From John A. Belton To Thomas J. Kiernan
Opening of Iveagh House
Doc No. 62 17 May 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Rudolf Hess
Doc No. 63 17 May 1941 - From Kathleen O'Connell To David Gray
De Valera’s disagreement with Gray’s view on Irish neutrality
Doc No. 64 20 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Hugh C. Brady
German radio broadcasts to Ireland/Edouard Hempel
Doc No. 65 20 May 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Progress of Aiken’s American mission
Doc No. 66 21 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Irish shipping requirements
Doc No. 67 21 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 68 22 May 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting with Churchill over planned introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 69 22 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 70 23 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Dulanty’s meeting with Sinclair over planned introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 71 23 May 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 72 23 May 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 73 24 May 1941
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 74 24 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Dulanty’s meeting with Beaverbrook over planned introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 75 24 May 1941 - From Eamon de Valera To Archbishop Daniel Mannix
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 76 24 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Assistance given by Ireland to Britain in relation to the waging of the Second World War
Doc No. 77 25 May 1941 - From Eamon de Valera To David Gray
Meeting with Gray over the proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 78 26 May 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
De Valera’s message to Churchill over the proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland and Churchill’s response
Doc No. 79 26 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
De Valera’s message to Churchill over the proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland and Churchill’s response
Doc No. 80 27 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Dulanty’s meeting with Bevan over planned introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 81 27 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland dropped
Doc No. 82 28 May 1941 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
Canadian involvement in conscription crisis
Doc No. 83 30 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John J. Hearne
Canadian involvement in conscription crisis
Doc No. 84 30 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
American assurances to Ireland over Irish neutrality
Doc No. 85 30 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Leopold H. Kerney
Transatlantic air services
Doc No. 86 31 May 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
German air raid on Dublin (North Strand)
Doc No. 87 02 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Protest to German government over Luftwaffe bombing of Dublin
Doc No. 88 03 June 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Request for purchase of ships and a supply of arms from the United States
Doc No. 89 04 June 1941 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
Canadian involvement in conscription crisis – role of Mackenzie King
Doc No. 90 05 June 1941 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
Canadian involvement in conscription crisis – role of Mackenzie King
Doc No. 91 05 June 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German inquiry into the North Strand bombing
Doc No. 92 07 June 1941 - From Eamon de Valera To Archbishop Daniel Mannix
Proposed introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 93 09 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Resumption of transatlantic air services
Doc No. 94 10 June 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German inquiry into the North Strand bombing
Doc No. 95 13 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Kees van Hoek
Public profile of the Department of External Affairs
Doc No. 96 14 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Emergency instructions to Legation due to war situation
Doc No. 97 16 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert C Ferguson
Defensive arming of Irish merchant shipping
Doc No. 98 17 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
United States intentions regarding entry into the Second World War
Doc No. 99 17 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Request that Aiken return to Ireland
Doc No. 100 19 June 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
German apology over North Strand bombing
Doc No. 101 20 June 1941 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Russo-German relations
Doc No. 102 24 June 1941 - From Denis R. McDonald To Joseph P. Walshe
Impressions of wartime life in Britain and the state of public opinion
Doc No. 103 01 July 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Ireland’s stance if invaded
Doc No. 104 01 July 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Hugh C. Brady
Broadcasts to Ireland by ‘Lord Haw Haw’
Doc No. 105 02 July 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Thomas J. Kiernan
Appointment of a Chargé d’Affaires to the Holy See
Doc No. 106 02 July 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German invasion of the Soviet Union
Doc No. 107 05 July 1941 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Russian resistance to invading German forces
Doc No. 108 08 July 1941
British-Irish trade relations
Doc No. 109 11 July 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Instructions to counter Roosevelt’s remarks on Irish neutrality
Doc No. 110 15 July 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Summary of public assurances of Irish neutrality by Irish politicians
Doc No. 111 22 July 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Establishment of United States bases in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 112 25 July 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German views on the Second World War
Doc No. 113 02 August 1941 - From Frank Aiken To Joseph P. Walshe
Opposition to the collection of funds in the United States for Ireland
Doc No. 114 05 August 1941 - From Frank Aiken
Account of mission to the United States
Doc No. 115 07 August 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Visit from Myles Dillon
Doc No. 116 07 August 1941 - From Michael Rynne To Joseph P. Walshe
Belligerent radio transmitters on neutral territory
Doc No. 117 13 August 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Thomas J. Kiernan
Difficulties in the appointment of a Minister to the Vatican
Doc No. 118 14 August 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Public opinion in Germany/War in Russia
Doc No. 119 16 August 1941 - From Thomas J. Kiernan To Joseph P. Walshe
Difficulties in the appointment of a Minister to the Vatican
Doc No. 120 25 August 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
United States will not make ships available to Ireland
Doc No. 121 25 August 1941 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Charles Bewley
Doc No. 122 27 August 1941 - From John W. Dulanty To Joseph P. Walshe
Release of Brendan Behan from Borstal in Britain
Doc No. 123 04 September 1941 - From Frederick H. Boland To Joseph P. Walshe
Telephone communications with Northern Ireland
Doc No. 124 06 September 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
United States policy towards Ireland
Doc No. 125 11 September 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To David Gray
Replies to questions from Gray on Irish neutrality and attitude to the Second World War
Doc No. 126 12 September 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John W. Dulanty
Irish applicants to the Royal Air Force
Doc No. 127 12 September 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John W. Dulanty
Defence of Shannon Airport
Doc No. 128 16 September 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Dealing with Gray’s accusations
Doc No. 129 17 September 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Air raids on Berlin/War in Russia
Doc No. 130 09 October 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
‘An outline of the duties of the Irish Minister to the Vatican’
Doc No. 131 14 October 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
American bases and troops in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 132 14 October 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Views of Walshe and Fr Donovan on David Gray/Cardinal MacRory’s views on Nazi Germany
Doc No. 133 20 October 1941 - From Colonel Dan Bryan
Interview with Leopold H. Kerney re Frank Ryan
Doc No. 134 20 October 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Sir John Maffey
Conversation with Maffey on Churchill’s attitude to supplying arms to Ireland
Doc No. 135 26 October 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German radio broadcasts to Ireland/War in Russia
Doc No. 136 27 October 1941 - From Department of External Affairs
Steps to be taken in the event of Irish involvement in hostilities
Doc No. 137 28 October 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
German aerial bombing of Irish territory
Doc No. 138 31 October 1941 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Paul Leon and James Joyce
Doc No. 139 01 November 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
German aerial bombing of Irish territory
Doc No. 140 03 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Deployment of United States forces to Northern Ireland
Doc No. 141 04 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To David Gray
Allegations of Irish-American Catholics as members of the Ku Klux Klan
Doc No. 142 06 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Protest to establishment of American bases in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 143 07 November 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
American views on the progress of the war and on Japan’s intentions
Doc No. 144 07 November 1941 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Paul Leon
Doc No. 145 12 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
‘The Recent Bombing of our Ships’
Doc No. 146 12 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
German attacks on Irish merchant shipping
Doc No. 147 15 November 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
United States’ bases in Northern Ireland
Doc No. 148 16 November 1941 - From Delia Kiernan To Kathleen O'Connell
Settling in to life in wartime Rome
Doc No. 149 21 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Paul Leon
Doc No. 150 28 November 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
‘The Case of Mr X’ (Hermann Görtz)
Doc No. 151 02 December 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Praise of de Valera and Ireland’s neutrality
Doc No. 152 04 December 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
‘The Case of Hermann Görtz’
Doc No. 153 05 December 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Supply of military equipment to Ireland and view of the Dominions Office on the matter
Doc No. 154 08 December 1941 - From Winston Churchill To Eamon de Valera
‘Now or Never. A Nation once again’
Doc No. 155 Undated - From Eamon de Valera
Reaction to Churchill’s telegram
Doc No. 156 08 December 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into the Second World War
Doc No. 157 10 December 1941 - From Sir John Maffey To Lord Cranborne
Reaction to Churchill’s telegram
Doc No. 158 Undated - From Eamon de Valera
De Valera’s reply to Churchill’s telegram – Proposed visit to Dublin by Lord Cranborne
Doc No. 161 10 December 1941 - From Eamon de Valera To David Gray
Acknowledges a state of war between USA and Japan
Doc No. 162 11 December 1941 - From Matthew Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Pearl Harbor and the reaction in San Francisco
Doc No. 163 12 December 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe
de Valera’s reply to Churchill’s telegram – Proposed visit to Dublin by Lord Cranborne
Doc No. 164 15 December 1941 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
United States reaction to de Valera’s speech on the entry of the United States into the Second World War
Doc No. 165 15 December 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Eamon de Valera
Meeting with Hempel – Irish attitudes on the entry of the United States into the Second World War
Doc No. 166 Undated - From Eamon de Valera
‘General impression of conversation with Lord Cranborne’
Doc No. 167 23 December 1941 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Adverse United States press comment towards Ireland

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