Minister Flanagan launches publication of Volume X of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy24 November 2016
Minister Flanagan launches publication of Volume X of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan, T.D., has today launched Volume X in the series Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, prepared by the Royal Irish Academy,which covers the periodfrom June 1951 to March 1957.
“I would like to congratulate the Royal Irish Academy on the publication of Volume X of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy. The documents in this series are a vital resource for anyone interested in Ireland’s history and in the shaping of Irish foreign policy.
The current Volume in this impressive series covers a period of significant change in Irish foreign policy and in Ireland’s place amongst the nations. The editors have given us an unparalleled insight into how, from a position of considerable disengagement in 1951, Ireland rejoined the international community. Our membership of the United Nations from December 1955 and UN membership impacted massively on Ireland’s foreign policy in the years that followed. Many of the core values that underpin our approach today, such as our commitment to human rights, support for multilateralism and the pursuit of fairness, can be traced to this period”
24 November 2016
Note for Editors
The Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series was announced in the 1996 White Paper on Irish foreign policy Challenges and opportunities abroad. The project was established in 1997 as a partnership between the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI).
The Department of Foreign Affairs has worked closely with the Royal Irish Academy on the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project since its inception in 1997. The project is also supported by the National Archives. Nine previous volumes, covering the period from 1919 to 1951, have been published to date.
Further information on Documents on Irish Foreign Policy can be obtained from:
Dr Michael Kennedy
Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 407 2310
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