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1990 Annual Release of Government Archives

This exhibition contains a selection of files released to the public in January 2021 under the National Archives Act, 1986. This Act legislates for the public release of 30 year old government records. Despite the closure of the National Archives building under current Level 5 restrictions, this exhibition provides selected access to a range of files, charting the significant developments of 1990, both nationally and internationally. These files cover a broad spectrum of events including Ireland’s European Council Presidency, German reunification, the release of Nelson Mandela and his subsequent visit to Ireland, and the beginnings of the Northern Ireland Peace Process.

Work is still being undertaken on the full transfer of files and will be uploaded for searching via our online catalogue as soon as possible. Physical access to all files will be available to researchers once the Reading Room re-opens.


TSCH/1/3  Department of the Taoiseach – Cabinet Minutes

2020/3       Department of the Taoiseach- Central Registry

2020/17     Department of the Taoiseach – Northern Ireland Division


2020/22     Department of Foreign Affairs: HQ

2020/23     Department of Foreign Affairs: Secretary’s Office

2020/26     Department of Foreign Affairs: Anglo-Irish Division


2020/1        Office of the Attorney General: Subject Related



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