No. 42 NAI DFA Paris Embassy 48/2
Dublin, 30 September 1939
Sir John Maffey has been appointed as British Representative to Ireland. His appointment indicates that our relations approximate to these existing between two sovereign but friendly neighbouring states. He completes the diplomatic channels of communication of which the High Commissioner constitutes the other. If asked questions you may reply in the foregoing words.
The Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series has published an eBook of confidential correspondence on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
The international network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents was founded in 1988. Delegations from different parts of the world met for the first time in London in 1989.
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