Anglo-Irish Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom.
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Done in two originals at Hillsborough on the 15th day of November, 1985. Dublin: Stationary Office, 1985. First edition. Demy octavo. pp. 16. Printed stapled wrappers. Signed and dated by Peter Barry. Also with typed letter signed from Peter Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 2nd December, 1985, reflecting on the agreement: “I am, of course, somewhat apprehensive about the challenge that this presents to me and about whether it will work or not ...” In very good condition. Many people feel Peter Barry was the best leader Fine Gael never had. A successful businessman and a patriot, he was deputy leader for a time. He was Minister for Foreigh Affairs 1982-87, and was closely involved in the negotiations which led to the Anglo-Irish Agreement. He purchased the original letters of Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan when they were auctioned by her descendants, and donated them to a public museum in Cor.
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