Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Republic of Ireland Department: Registered Files (WL Series)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Republic of Ireland Department: Registered Files (WL Series)

This series contains records of the Republic of Ireland Department dealing with UK relations with the Republic and in particular the relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   WL file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
1419 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2002
Accumulation Dates:
File series began in 1972
Selection and destruction information:
Selected under Acquisition Policy criterion to document the development of UK diplomatic relations with the Republic of Ireland.
Annual accruals can be expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

In 1972 a separate Republic of Ireland Department was established by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to handle all aspects of relations between the UK and Ireland in the light of the deteriorating security situation in Northern Ireland. Functions dealing with relations with Ireland were transferred to the new Department from the Western European Department.

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