|A part of the First Day Brief advising on how to refer to The Republic of Ireland.|
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PRONI's Graham Jackson says this document was just one part of a weighty 130-page First Day Brief that was presented to him. 'It gives a list of terms to avoid, together with an accompanying contextual explanation for each term and possible alternative terms to use where necessary.
'Its simplicity belies the complexity of the situation into which the new Minister was being deployed. It reveals a host of intricate sensitivities and pitfalls to be negotiated by the Minister in the course of their initial public appearances, as they started their new job during the mid-eighties.'