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June 2009

(Above) Letter dated 28 June 1940 from the Department of the Taoiseach to Michael McDunphy, Secretary to President Douglas Hyde, informing him of the new government policy of censoring phonecalls between Ireland and wartime Britain. Cross-channel phonecalls not deemed official may be subject to delay and censorship but exemptions exist for so-called listed persons making official calls from their office or private residence, of whom Mr Dunphy is one.

(NAI, Office of the Secretary to the President, PRES 1/P 1761)