Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
Volume IV of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series deals with the development of Irish Foreign Policy during the period March 10, 1932 - December 31, 1936. This volume takes as its starting point the formation of Ireland's first Fianna F?il administration, led by Eamon de Valera, who assumed a dual role as President of the Executive Council and Minister for External Affairs. The period covered by this volume proved to be an eventful one in terms of Ireland's developing foreign policy. Predominance is given to documents that chart the complex reorientation of the relationship between Ireland and Britain. Many documents relating to Ireland's role at the League of Nations have also been included. With diplomats stationed in Berlin, Paris and Vatican City, the Department of External Affairs was kept well informed of the developments on the continent. Many documents charting the course of European events in the run up to the Second World War survive and are published here.
Publication Date: 12/31/2004