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1981 Mar 3 - 1981 Aug 23
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/499
Ireland (Situation in Northern Ireland; force levels) (Part 9)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 277
Any docs withheld? No

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81 Mar 6 Fri Northern Ireland: Paisley letter to MT (message on MT's visit to Northern Ireland) ["You have come to N.I to deceive the people...Ulster will resist your treachery to the DEATH"] [declassified 2011]
81 Apr 2 Thu Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("The Aftermath of the Prime Minister's Visit to Northern Ireland") [declassified 2011]
81 Apr 21 Tue Northern Ireland: FCO to UKE Abu Dhabi ("Northern Ireland: Security Situation") [update on unrest and hunger strikes] [declassified 2011]
81 May 11 Mon Northern Ireland: Pattison minute to Whitmore ("John Hume") [John Hume seeks to talk to MT: "He said simply that the situation in Northern Ireland was now critical, and there was very little time left"] [declassified 2011]
81 May 12 Tue Northern Ireland: Molyneaux letter to MT (mortar attacks on security force bases in Northern Ireland) [mortars may have been made, "practice-fired and tested at bases" in the Republic of Ireland] [declassified 2011]
81 May 14 Thu Northern Ireland: Molyneaux letter to MT (security situation in Northern Ireland) [declassified 2011]
81 May 15 Fri Northern Ireland: FCO telegram 745 to UKE Washington (1700Z) ("Northern Ireland") [response to New York Daily News editorial on Northern Ireland] [declassified 2011]
81 May 19 Tue Northern Ireland: John Biggs-Davison MP letter to MT (Northern Ireland situation and policy) [declassified 2011]
81 May 19 Tue Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Firearms for the RUC") [declassified 2011]
81 May 26 Tue Northern Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Atkins-Stowe-Lawson-Hermon-Ranson) [situation in Northern Ireland] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 5 Fri Northern Ireland: Atkins minute to MT ("Smuggling of Butter into Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 5 Fri Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Proscription of the Ulster Defence Association") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 11 Thu Northern Ireland: Pattison minute to MT ("Crumlin Road Prison Escape") [Atkins' statement to the House of Commons] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 12 Fri Northern Ireland: Atkins minute to MT ("Northern Ireland: The Need for Movement") [political and prison situations in Northern Ireland] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 17 Wed Northern Ireland: UKE Dublin to FCO ("Hunger Strike") [steps for dealing with the hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 17 Wed Northern Ireland: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Northern Ireland: Political Development and the Prison Situation (OD(81) 32 and 33)") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 19 Fri Northern Ireland: MT letter to John Biggs-Davison MP (Northern Ireland situation and policy) [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 24 Wed Northern Ireland: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Northern Ireland: Prisons and Politics (C(81) 36)") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 25 Thu Northern Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Paisley) [situation in Northern Ireland] [declassified 2011]
81 Jul 2 Thu Northern Ireland: FCO letter to No.10 ("Bishop Tutu, Northern Ireland") [sending of bogus telegram, supposedly from Tutu, to MT regarding hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]