the irish question 3: the problem of the north  

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1. Context & Background
2. General Resources  
Overview
The Troubles
3. The Protagonists  
Loyalists & Unionists
IRA & Sinn Féin
The Security Forces
4. Key Events  
Civil Rights Movement
Bloody Sunday, Internment & Direct Rule
Sectarian violence, & Terrorism
Brighton Bomb
5. Good Friday Agreement
Earlier attempts at settlement
Good Friday
The future
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For the context and long term background to the Troubles in northern Ireland visit the casahistoria sites Plantation, Control, Rebellion & Famine  and Home Rule, Easter Rising & Partition as follows (just click on a bold section heading to go there):
  1. Plantation & Settlement
  2. Rebellion & Control, 1641-1803  
    • 1641, Civil War & Cromwell
    • 1688-90
    • 1798 & 1803
  3. 19th century: Famine & Emigration
    • Famine
    • Analysis
    • Teaching the famine
    • Emigration
  4. Growing Nationalism
    • Emancipation
    • Nationalism
  5. Failure of Home Rule  
    • The parliamentary fight for Home Rule
    • 1910 Crisis to 1916
  6. Easter Rising, 1916 
    • Events Key
    • Figures
  7. Partition & Civil War 
    • Partition
    • Civil War
    • Key Figures
 
 
 
 
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2. General Resources  

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Overview
  • A brief history of Northern Ireland 1919 - 1999 detailed chronology from the Guardian Online.
  • Northern Ireland's history Excellent site from the BBC in Northern Ireland covering events from Gaelic Ireland to Plantation Ulster then on to the Easter Rising and the Troubles. Finally it looks at the Good Friday Agreement. This has basic information, detailed extra pages, interviews, images, streaming video clips. Use it!
  • People, history and politics in Northern Ireland A concise but visual interactive survey from Guardian Unlimited. good place to start. You will need Macromedia Flash to view these guides. If you don't have it, download it here free
  • First of three thorough and very valuable histories aimed at presenting an academic background of the crucial events of the 19th century from the University College, Cork Multitext Project in Irish History.  This is likely to be added to and developed further. Keep looking!
    • Northern Ireland: Politics & Administration, 1949–93 Historical overview survey by Dr Jonathan Bardon. Includes sections on Brookeborough and the Ireland Act 1949, IRA ‘Operation Harvest’ Campaign 1956-62, O’Neill, Civil Rights Movement, Burntollet and the Fall of O’Neill, Emergence of the Provisional IRA, 1969-70, Internment and Bloody Sunday, Direct Rule and Sunningdale, Fall of the Power-Sharing Executive, H-Block Hunger Strike, Anglo Irish Agreement and After, Searching for Peace, 1992-93. See also the image gallery.
The Troubles

 

 
 

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3. The Protagonists  

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Loyalists & Unionists
IRA & Sinn Féin
The Security Forces

 




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4. Key Events  

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Civil Rights Movement Bloody Sunday, Internment & Direct Rule
Sectarian violence & Terrorism
  • 1976-80: The violence continues  From BBC Northern Ireland site. Has explanations of terminology, brief descriptions of events & personalities involved as well as links to other sites on that aspect of the troubles
  • Provisional IRA: War, Ceasefire, Endgame? BBC In depth Report 2001 Special BBC 2001 report in response to the IRA statement that it intended to decommission its arms. Includes a history of modern Irish republicanism from 1969-2001, a timeline of key events, statistics on casualties of the conflict, brief profiles of key players and archive footage of events and speeches taken from BBC programmes. These cover the rise of the IRA in the 1960s, internment and the Northern Ireland peace process.
  • Three sets of maps outlining violence (as shown in Section 1 above) Four-in-one map indicating the changing level of Republican violence across Northern Ireland (1969/70, 1976, 1984 and 1993). from the Ireland Story
  • Justice For the Forgotten Website of an organisation of victims and relatives of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings on 17th May 1974 and Dublin on 1st December 1972 and 20th January 1973. The websites provides access to press coverage and photographs of the bombings, details of the victims and the subsequent campaign for a public inquiry
  • Sutton Index of Deaths Contains information on the deaths that have resulted from the conflict in Ireland between 14 July 1969 and 31 December 2001. The information has been provided by Malcolm Sutton and is an updated and revised version of the material that was first published in his 1994 book "Bear in mind these dead ... An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993".
Hunger Strike

Brighton Bomb



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5. Good Friday Agreement 

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Earlier attempts at settlement Good Friday The future
  • A State Apart. Link to the excellent BBC page. The BBC writes:  "A State Apart is an interactive chronicle covering the 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland. This site brings it up to date and takes it beyond the period of the Troubles to an analysis of the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement. Explore the institutions of the Agreement and issues from policing to decommissioning through the eyes of politicians, community workers, victims, journalists and academics."
  • The Future Gary Katz & Katie MacGuire, Canadian Broadcasting
  • Teaching solutions. Teaching guidelines & sample lessons on the Agreement from BBC Northern Ireland
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Plantation, Control, Rebellion & Famine
Home Rule, Easter Rising & Partition
The Troubles in the North, 1921-1998







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