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From the UK Press Association:

Irish diplomats in Saudi Arabia smuggled in alcohol concealed as furniture to dodge the Islamic state's drink ban, official files show.

Department of Foreign Affairs papers from 1977-78 show the embassy in Jeddah used an Italian company to secretly ship in cases of wine and whiskey.

The then-ambassador Eamon O'Tuathail insisted cargo documents be marked "preserves or furniture" to throw police off the scent, as Saudi officers were posted on security outside his home and office.

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