Department of the Taoiseach: Central Registry files
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Scope and Content
Commencing in 1922, the Central Registry files of the Department of the Taoiseach and of its predecessor, the Department of the President of the Executive Council, were originally numbered in a straight numerical sequence and bear the alphabetical prefix S, the first file bearing the reference S1. The series is still accruing and the Department makes annual transfers of files or file parts containing papers that become thirty years old on 31 December of each year.
The content of the files is varied, containing primarily background papers, including memoranda and correspondence, relating to matters considered at meetings of Government and also to the exercise of its functions conferred by the Constitution or by statute, such as advising the President on judicial appointments. In addition, the files document the formulation and administration of Government policy, the performance by the Taoiseach of duties as head of State and of Government, as well as more routine internal departmental matters, such as staffing of the Department and accommodation.
Description created by Francesco Gelati
on the basis of the website http://www.nationalarchives.ie/
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