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Home Affairs: Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs letter to James Prior (the capital punishment debate) [“The execution of Irish people under British law for politically inspired offences would almost certainly create a situation worse than anything our two Governments have experienced for the past thirteen years”] [declassified 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1782 f215
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Judiciary, Parliament, Union of UK nations, Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Law & order, Northern Ireland, Terrorism