The Eire (Confirmation of Agreements) Act 1938 [Note 1] was an Act of the British Parliament passed on 17 May 1938.  This was the British enforcement measure of the 1938 Anglo-Irish Agreements, signed on 25 April 1938 in London by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom. In total, three agreements were concluded: one repealing Articles 6 and 7 of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the transfer of ownership of the British Admiralty to Ireland; a second for the settlement of unpaid financial claims against the Irish government; And third, an important trade agreement that ends an “economic war” between the two countries. The Taoiseach came to its own delegation because of its position on the division in disputes. “The problem of division can only be solved with the agreement of the majority of the non-Catholic population of the North,” Finance Minister Seén MacEntee wrote on February 17, 1938 in de Valera. “It certainly cannot be solved by their coercion. So far, as a government, we have done nothing on our own to find a solution, but on the contrary, we have done and do certain things that have made the solution difficult. The Anglo-Irish trade agreement was signed on 25 April 1938 by Ireland and the United Kingdom.  It aimed to resolve the Anglo-Irish trade war that had begun since 1933. The law came into force on May 19, 1938 on the basis of a cash contract.  One of the effects of the law was whether Irish citizens were still British subjects. Legal arguments were put forward for that, when the Irish constitution made Ireland an independent sovereign state, the adoption of the law recognizing one of the constitutional names of the Irish state also recognized its sovereignty. These arguments were put forward in the Murray v Parkes case in 1942.
 Takeover of “convention ports” – Eamon de Valera leads a delegation to Spike Island, July 11, 1938. After negotiations on the 1938 Anglo-Irish Agreement, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain Dev said he could go home and “do a lot of the fact that the British government has agreed to abolish the land pensions.” (Irish Press) In accordance with previous agreements, the law enters into force: this agreement enters into force at a date to be agreed by mutual agreement between the two governments. It remains in effect for a period of three years from its effective date and, if one of the two governments has not terminated the other six months before the expiry of that period, it will remain in effect until the expiry of six months from the termination date. Made at a duplicate in London, on april 25, 1938. “Land pensions” have caused most of the disputes in the UK. The Annuties were money lent by the British government to Irish farmers before the Government of Ireland Act 1921 and repaid by farmers.