Paper trail reveals political turmoil of 1975

The release of the state papers for 1975 in Ireland and Britain show that the year was dominated by political turmoil over the deteriorating situation in the North and the economic crisis in the Republic.

31st December, 2005

The release of the state papers for 1975 in Ireland and Britain show that the year was dominated by political turmoil over the deteriorating situation in the North and the economic crisis in the Republic. Historian Rory Rapple sifts through the documents released by the National Archives in Dublin and London to see how British and Irish politicians, civil servants and diplomats reacted to the events of the year.

1975 was a year marked by political...

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