An informative article by Ryle Dwyer in todays Irish Examiner about the Anglo-Irish agreement in 1938 which ended the economic war and by which Britain handed over the naval bases which it had held in Ireland since 1922.
Irish control of the treaty ports enabled the country to remain neutral in world war II.
TODAY marks the anniversary of the Anglo-Irish agreements of Apr 25, 1938.
The British not only agreed to end the Economic War but also to hand over the three Irish ports and abrogate all rights to other facilities in the 26 counties.The deal that safeguarded IrelandChamberlain was so anxious for an agreement that he dropped his demand for Irish trade concessions to Northern Ireland. The British abandoned their treaty rights and agreed to a lump sum Irish payment of £10m in place of previous claims for over £100m.