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By Thomas Hennessey

ISBN-10: 033373162X

ISBN-13: 9780333731628

ISBN-10: 1349260665

ISBN-13: 9781349260669

Based upon the partition of eire in 1920, Northern eire skilled fifty years of worried peace less than the rule of thumb of a devolved govt in Belfast. This executive, consultant in basic terms of the bulk Protestant unionist neighborhood, held company until eventually the emergence of the Nationalist Civil Rights move within the overdue Sixties, following which the province quickly subsided into the civil unrest well known as 'the Troubles'. the good price of this booklet is that it offers an outline of occasions because the outbreak of the concerns as much as and together with the current doubtful peace strategy. It brings a modern standpoint to historic occasions, taking account of the scholarship which has constructed in Northen eire reports during the last 20 years. different books via Thomas Hennessey The Northern eire Peace technique.

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What we have now we hold, and we will hold against all combinations. 194 In considering the Unionist Government's opposition to the Boundary Commission, the cultural and psychological importance of places in the west of the province, such as Londonderry and Enniskillen, dating from their significance in repelling the forces of the Catholic King James II in the Williamite Wars of the seventeenth century, cannot be underestimated. 95 On the nationalist side, the death of both Collins and Griffith in 1922 had begun a reassessment of the Free State's policy towards the North.

In October 1922 the Free State Government announced the establishment of a North-Eastern Boundary Bureau, headed by Kevin O'Shiel, a solicitor from Omagh, to compile Dublin's case for the Boundary Commission. O'Shiel established a Research Division, a 36 A History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996 Publicity Division, and a North-Eastern Local Division, and legal agents were appointed to various districts within Northern Ireland. Because of the Civil War the Boundary Commission was not activated until hostilities ended.

2) Without prejudice to the future consideration by his Government of the question of tariffs, Mr Collins undertakes that the Belfast boycott is to be discontinued immediately. ' In the meantime, relief on a 'large scale' was to be arranged to carry the unemployed over the period of distress. It was also agreed that a further meeting be held to discuss the question of political prisoners. 72 Collins reassured his Northern supporters that his primary aim with regard to the Boundary Commission was to 'exclude English influence,' and it would be for nationalist Ireland to insist on its own interpretation of the commission.

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