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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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Doc No. 362 Undated - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
'Co-operation with the British Government'
Doc No. 363 03 January 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Polish Jewish families at Vittel
Doc No. 364 07 January 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
'Rescue of German sailors'
Doc No. 365 10 January 1944 - From William Warnock To Joseph P. Walshe
Visas for Jewish families
Doc No. 366 26 January 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
'The Russo-Polish Situation'
Doc No. 367 26 January 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To William Warnock
Visas for Jewish families held at Vittel
Doc No. 368 27 January 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
German attempts at espionage in Ireland: agents O’Reilly and Kenny
Doc No. 369 21 February 1944 - From David Grey To Éamon de Valera
‘The American Note’
Doc No. 370 22 February 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Have obtained copy of the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 371 23 February 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Possible impact of Ireland’s response to the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 372 24 February 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
No basis to allegations in ‘American Note’; Ireland will not yield to demands
Doc No. 373 25 February 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
De Valera’s response to Gray concerning the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 374 26 February 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Conversation with State Department officials concerning the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 375 26 February 1944 - From William Warnock
Views on Ireland and Irish neutrality
Doc No. 376 28 February 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
German attempts at espionage in Ireland
Doc No. 377 28 February 1944 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
MacKenzie King’s view on the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 378 02 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Tightening security along the Irish border
Doc No. 379 04 March 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Unlikely that Irish visas will be granted to Jewish internees
Doc No. 380 06 March 1944 - From Meeting of Cabinet
Response to the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 381 06 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Response to the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 382 08 March 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Response to the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 383 10 March 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Press leak concerning ‘American Note’
Doc No. 384 10 March 1944 - From Frederick H. Boland To Robert Brennan
United States proposal to publish text of the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 385 11 March 1944 To Con Cremin
German attempts at espionage in Ireland/’American Note’
Doc No. 386 12 March 1944 - From Frederick H. Boland To Robert Brennan
Instructions concerning statements on British attitude towards Irish neutrality
Doc No. 387 13 March 1944 To Robert Brennan
Instructions to attempt to wind-down controversy over ‘American Note’
Doc No. 388 14 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conversation with Maffey over the ‘American Note’ and subsequent events
Doc No. 389 14 March 1944 - From Éamon de Valera To Winston Churchill
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 390 14 March 1944 To Robert Brennan
British ban on travel to and from Ireland
Doc No. 391 15 March 1944 To Robert Brennan
Press leak concerning ‘American Note’
Doc No. 392 16 March 1944 To Robert Brennan
Churchill’s statement on isolating Ireland
Doc No. 393 16 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conversation with Gray over the ‘American Note’ and subsequent events
Doc No. 394 16 March 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Ireland attributes ‘American Note’ to German attempts at espionage in Ireland
Doc No. 395 18 March 1944 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
Private and public attitudes in Canada over the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 396 18 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conversation with Marlin concerning Irish-American security relations and the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 397 18 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conversation with Maffey over possible British sanctions against Ireland
Doc No. 398 19 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Marlin’s views on David Gray and his role in the sending of the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 399 20 March 1944 - From Thomas J. Kiernan To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 400 20 March 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German attempts at espionage in Ireland: agents O’Reilly and Kenny
Doc No. 401 22 March 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeal for the safety of Rome: German response
Doc No. 402 22 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
David Gray and his role in the sending of the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 403 24 March 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Granting of Irish visas to interned Jewish families
Doc No. 404 27 March 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Irish-American security co-operation
Doc No. 405 27 March 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Granting of Irish visas to interned Jewish families
Doc No. 406 27 March 1944 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
MacKenzie King’s view on the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 407 30 March 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
David Gray and his role in the sending of the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 408 03 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conference at the Dominions Office on travel, communication, trade and other restrictions to be placed on Ireland
Doc No. 409 03 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Proposed press article rebutting American propaganda towards Ireland
Doc No. 410 05 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Provision for German refugees to come to Ireland
Doc No. 411 06 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Avoid public statements on Irish-American security co-operation/position of David Gray
Doc No. 412 06 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To David Gray
Provision for German Jewish refugees to come to Ireland
Doc No. 413 08 April 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Possible new American propaganda campaign against Ireland/possibility of a second ‘American Note’
Doc No. 414 11 April 1944 - From Thomas J. Kiernan To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 415 11 April 1944 - From Michael Rynne
Internment of airmen from belligerent states
Doc No. 416 15 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Imposition of travel and communication restrictions relating to Ireland
Doc No. 417 17 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Rationale for United States fears of security leaks from Ireland
Doc No. 418 18 April 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Countering United States fear of Axis espionage in Ireland
Doc No. 419 18 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Isacc Hertzog
Appeal on behalf of Jewish families in Vittel
Doc No. 420 19 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To H.A. Goodman
Appeal on behalf of Jewish families in Vittel
Doc No. 421 19 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Appeal on behalf of Jewish families in Vittel
Doc No. 422 20 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Differing United States and British views on threat of Axis espionage in Ireland
Doc No. 423 24 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Seán Murphy
Media misrepresentations concerning Irish neutrality
Doc No. 424 25 April 1944 - From Thomas J. Kiernan To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 425 26 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Countering United States fear of Axis espionage in Ireland
Doc No. 426 26 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Thomas J. Kiernan
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 427 28 April 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Jewish families in Vittel: Irish visas would carry no weight
Doc No. 428 29 April 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Thomas J. Kiernan
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 429 29 April 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Renewal of passport for Francis Stuart
Doc No. 430 08 May 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German views on the impending Allied invasion of Europe
Doc No. 431 12 and 17 May 1944 - From Con Cremin
Jewish families in Vittel: deportation suspended pending decision on Irish appeal
Doc No. 432 13 May 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 433 16 May 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To H.A. Goodman
Jewish families in Vittel: deportation suspended pending decision on Irish appeal
Doc No. 434 18 May 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Thomas J. Kiernan
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 435 24 May 1944 - From Thomas J. Kiernan To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 436 25 May 1944 To Con Cremin
Renewal of passport for Francis Stuart
Doc No. 437 26 May 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 438 27 May 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conversation with Beppu regarding behaviour of Secretary Ichihashi
Doc No. 439 30 May 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Vittel internees transferred to Drancy
Doc No. 440 01 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Conversation with Beppu regarding behaviour of Secretary Ichihashi
Doc No. 441 07 June 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Measure for deportation of Jewish internees east have begun
Doc No. 442 08 June 1944 - From Seán Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Situation in Vichy after D-Day landings
Doc No. 443 12 June 1944 - From Thomas J. Kiernan To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeal for the safety of Rome
Doc No. 444 12 June 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Jewish families in Vittel: transfer to Drancy queried.
Doc No. 445 12 June 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German views on the Allied invasion of Europe
Doc No. 446 13 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Release of remaining RAF internees at the Curragh
Doc No. 447 15 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Improvement of Irish-American relations
Doc No. 448 19 June 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
New German weapons (V-Rockets)
Doc No. 449 19 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To H.A. Goodman
Appeal for the safety of Vittel internees
Doc No. 450 22 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Arrival of M. Lalouette – Free French envoy – in Dublin
Doc No. 451 23 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Relationship between External Affairs and G2/relationship between Gray and Marlin
Doc No. 452 24 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To P. S. Murray
Irish refugee policy
Doc No. 453 29 June 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Ervin 'Spike' Marlin
Irish neutrality and Irish-American security relations
Doc No. 454 01 July 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Colman O'Donovan
Future expansion of the Irish diplomatic service
Doc No. 455 03 July 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Charles Bewley
Doc No. 456 03 July 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Whereabouts and identity of Vittel internees
Doc No. 457 10 July 1944 - From John J. Hearne To Joseph P. Walshe
Views of Canadian Governor General on the ‘American Note’
Doc No. 458 22 July 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
The 20 July 1944 ‘Stauffenberg Plot’ against Hitler
Doc No. 459 28 July 1944 - From William Warnock To Frederick H. Boland
The 20 July 1944 ‘Stauffenberg Plot’ against Hitler
Doc No. 460 28 July 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Whereabouts of Vittel internees: deportation to Bergen-Belsen
Doc No. 461 29 July 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
The 20 July 1944 ‘Stauffenberg Plot’ against Hitler
Doc No. 462 02 August 1944 - From Frederick H. Boland To Joseph P. Walshe
Address by Masaryk to the TCD Historical Society
Doc No. 463 11 August 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Outlook of the German government/possible evacuation from Berlin
Doc No. 464 19 August 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Possible evacuation from Berlin
Doc No. 465 21 August 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Aaron S. Brown
Sanctuary for Jewish refugee children in Ireland
Doc No. 466 27 August 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Position of Vittel internees
Doc No. 467 29 August 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German public opinion
Doc No. 468 29 August 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
De Laforcade’s position a Minister of France
Doc No. 469 29 August 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Negative State Department views on Ireland
Doc No. 470 09 September 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Appeal for the safety of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz
Doc No. 471 18 September 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Determination of German government not to capitulate
Doc No. 472 20 September 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Request from United States government for Ireland to receive 500 Jewish refugee children.
Doc No. 473 20 September 1944 - From Robert Brennan To Joseph P. Walshe
Granting of asylum to war criminals
Doc No. 474 21 September 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Asylum to war criminals: United States démarche to Ireland
Doc No. 475 30 September 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Seán Murphy
Relations with the French government
Doc No. 476 October 1944 - From William Warnock To Nicholas Nolan
Irish refugee policy
Doc No. 477 04 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Marshal Pétain and Ireland
Doc No. 478 04 October 1944 - From Department of Industry and Commerce To Government
International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago
Doc No. 479 04 October 1944 - From Seán Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting with Secretary General of French foreign ministry
Doc No. 480 05 October 1944 - From Con Cremin
Internees at Vittel, Drancy and Auschwitz
Doc No. 481 06 October 1944 - From Meeting of Cabinet
International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago
Doc No. 482 06 October 1944 - From Frederick H. Boland
Neutrals and the disposal of assets seized by belligerents
Doc No. 483 09 October 1944 - From Éamon de Valera To David Gray
War criminals and the right to asylum
Doc No. 484 09 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Seán Murphy
Protest at Murphy’s treatment at French Foreign Ministry
Doc No. 485 10 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Seán Murphy
Murphy fully recognised as Minister to France
Doc No. 486 13 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To John J. Hearne
International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago/Ireland’s global position
Doc No. 487 13 October 1944 - From Éamon de Valera
Directive for delegation to International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago
Doc No. 488 13 October 1944 - From Meeting of Cabinet
International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago: delegation and policy
Doc No. 489 14 October 1944 - From Éamon de Valera To Robert Brennan
International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago: Brennan’s role on delegation
Doc No. 490 18 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Meeting with H. A. Goodman of Agudas Israel
Doc No. 491 19 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Extermination of Jews in Auschwitz and Birkenau
Doc No. 492 20 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Irish relief aid to Europe
Doc No. 493 23 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Asylum to war criminals
Doc No. 494 25 October 1944 - From William Warnock To Nicholas Nolan
Continuance of Ireland’s financial contribution to the League of Nations
Doc No. 495 26 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Italian diplomatic representation and Italian community in Dublin
Doc No. 496 26 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Edwin Solomons
Appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 497 27 October 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
Extermination of Jews in concentration camps
Doc No. 498 28 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Safety of Cremin and his family in Berlin
Doc No. 499 30 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Dangers of European economic integration
Doc No. 500 31 October 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
War Criminals and Irish national interests
Doc No. 501 31 October 1944 - From Michael Rynne
The intentions of the powers and the post-war international system
Doc No. 502 01 November 1944 - From Francis T. Cremins To Joseph P. Walshe
Appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 503 02 November 1944 - From Seán Nunan
Asylum for war criminals
Doc No. 504 13 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Irish relief aid for Italy and synopsis of international relief aid to date
Doc No. 505 14 and 16 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
‘War Criminals’
Doc No. 506 14 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
War Criminals
Doc No. 507 16 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Nicholas Mansergh: Ardilaun Lectures
Doc No. 508 17 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Ross Williamson
Nicholas Mansergh: Ardilaun Lectures
Doc No. 509 17 November 1944 - From Seán Murphy To Joseph P. Walshe
Proposed official reception by General de Gaulle
Doc No. 510 22 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Colman O'Donovan
Asylum for war criminals
Doc No. 511 24 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe
Irish attitude towards war criminals
Doc No. 512 24 November 1944 - From Meeting of Cabinet
International Civil Aviation Conference
Doc No. 513 24 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Irish Delegation to ICAO
Irish international aviation policy
Doc No. 514 24 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Éamon de Valera
Jan Masaryk’s visit to Dublin: Hempel’s attitude towards Dublin’s policy regarding Czechoslovakia
Doc No. 515 24 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Francis T. Cremins
Appeals on behalf of Polish Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 516 27 November 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Briscoe
Appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
Doc No. 517 28 November 1944 - From Michael MacWhite To Joseph P. Walshe
Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty
Doc No. 518 29 November 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German foreign ministry rebuff Irish appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 519 07 December 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Appeal on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 520 09 December 1944 - From Éamon de Valera To David Gray
Irish attitude towards property looted during wartime
Doc No. 521 12 December 1944 - From Frederick H. Boland To Joseph P. Walshe
Irish recognition of German annexation of Sudentenland and Czechoslovakia
Doc No. 522 13 December 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German foreign ministry rebuff Irish appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 523 19 December 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Con Cremin
Death of Frank Ryan
Doc No. 524 21 December 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German foreign ministry rebuff Irish appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps/Frank Ryan
Doc No. 525 23 December 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German foreign ministry rebuff Irish appeals on behalf of Jewish internees in concentration camps
Doc No. 526 24 December 1944 - From Con Cremin To Joseph P. Walshe
German Ardennes offensive ‘The Battle of the Bulge’: impact on German public opinion
Doc No. 547 24 February 1944 - From Joseph P. Walshe To Robert Brennan
Ireland’s possible attendance at the San Francisco conference

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