Documents in Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP)

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy is a project of the Royal Irish Academy, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the National Archives of Ireland and was established in 1997. The project publishes essential source material for anyone interested in the development of Irish foreign policy since 1919.

New collection of Irish Foreign Policy Documents from 1923 to 1932 available free online

The full and searchable text of volumes II and III of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series is now available free online at the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy website.

The new material runs from 1923 to 1932 and joins that from 1919 to 1921 already available at the Document on Irish Foreign Policy website.

Amongst the new topics covered are:

  • The final months of the Irish civil war from an international and diplomatic perspective;
  • The Boundary Commission;
  • Ireland's admission to the League of Nations;
  • League of Nations assemblies from 1923 to 1931;
  • Ireland's election to the Council of the League in 1929 and Ireland's term on the Council 1930-32 (to Feb. 1932);
  • The Imperial Conferences of 1923, 1926 and 1931 and Commonwealth policy to 1932;
  • The Balfour Declaration (1926) and the Statute of Westminster (1931);
  • Bilateral relations with the Britain, the United States, France, Germany and the Vatican City;
  • The Japanese invasion of Manchuria;
  • The collapse of Weimar Germany and the rise of Nazism;
  • Irish views on the Briand Plan for a European Union (1930);
  • The Great Depression.

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