Archive

1981 May 20 - 1981 Jul 2
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/505
Ireland (Hunger strike at the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland; the 'Dirty Protest') (Part 4)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 336
Any docs withheld? No

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81 May 20 Wed Northern Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Whitelaw-Carrington-Gilmour-Atkins-Havers-Armstrong-Wade-Gery) [hunger strikes at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 May 21 Thu Northern Ireland: UKE Washington telegram 1578 to FCO (2301Z) ("Northern Ireland: US TV and Radio Coverage 11-18 May") [hunger strikes at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 May 26 Tue Northern Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Atkins-Stowe-General Sir Richard Lawson-Jack Hermon-Ranson) [security situation in Northern Ireland, hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 May 26 Tue Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Hunger Strike") [attitudes in the Protestant and Catholic communities] [declassified 2011]
81 May 26 Tue Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 (draft letter from MT to Molyneaux) [mortar attacks on security forces in County Fermanagh] [declassified 2011]
81 May 28 Thu Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Prison Protest in Northern Ireland and European Commission of Human Rights") [extensive annotation by MT: "I am utterly dismayed and very angry that at no time today was [this policy] raised with me"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 2 Tue Northern Ireland: Cardinal O'Fiaich letter to MT (proposed meeting with MT) [hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 3 Wed Northern Ireland: Bishop Edward Daly letter to MT (hunger strike at HMP Maze and situation in Northern Ireland) ["I do think that if your Government could see its way to implement some changes in prison regime applying to all prisoners here...it would receive a positive response"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 5 Fri Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Prison Protest in Northern Ireland and European Commission on Human Rights") [note of meeting between representatives of NIO, FCO and European Commission of Human Rights] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 8 Mon Northern Ireland: Ingham minute to MT ("Northern Ireland - Propaganda") [British and overseas press comment on hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 9 Tue Northern Ireland: UKE Holy See to FCO (message from Archbishop Silvestrini to Atkins) [hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 11 Thu Northern Ireland: UKE Washington telegram 1791 to FCO (1325Z) ("Northern Ireland Hunger Strike") [action on hunger strike in US Congress] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 15 Mon Northern Ireland: MT letter to Bishop Edward Daly (situation in Northern Ireland and hunger strike at HMP Maze) [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 17 Wed Northern Ireland: UKE Dublin to FCO ("Hunger Strike") [the "mood in the Republic [is] hardening against us following the surprisingly high vote for the H-Block committees candidates in the recent elections"; new initiative required] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 17 Wed Northern Ireland: Jock Stallard MP letter to MT (hunger strike at HMP Maze) [Labour Party Northern Ireland Group recommends prison reforms] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 18 Thu Northern Ireland: UKE Dublin to FCO ("Hunger Strike") [meeting with Irish Commission for Justice and Peace] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 18 Thu Northern Ireland: Armstrong minute to MT (message from Taoiseach Haughey) [situation in Dublin, situation in Northern Ireland, hunger strikes at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 22 Mon Northern Ireland: UKE Dublin to FCO ("Hunger Strike") [hunger strike at HMP Maze, situation in Northern Ireland, position of new Irish Government lead by Fitzgerald] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 22 Mon Northern Ireland: Atkins letter to Cardinal O'Fiaich (hunger strike at HMP Maze) ["I felt I should write to tell you how much I admired the statement which you and your colleagues made last week about the hunger strike"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 22 Mon Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 (establishment of a Committee to advise on Northern Ireland prisons) [statement by Catholic Bishops on hunger strike at HMP Maze] [declassified 2011]