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The Labour Government and Northern Ireland, 1974–9

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter is highly critical of the Wilson cabinet's failure to defend Northern Ireland's first consociational experiment, the Sunningdale Agreement, although it concedes that this agreement may ... More


Left-Wing Republicans Align with Moscow: Official movement begins relationship with Soviet embassy, denounces republican rivals as ‘ultra-leftist’ and ‘fascist’

John Mulqueen

in 'An Alien Ideology': Cold War Perceptions of the Irish Republican Left

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620641
eISBN:
9781789629453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620641.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1974 the Russian embassy opened in Dublin and the Irish foreign minister visited the Soviet Union in 1976. The American ambassador to Ireland used a Cold War prism when he expressed concerns that ... More


British Ministers and the Politics of Northern Ireland: Reading the Political Memoirs of Secretaries of State

Stephen Hopkins

in The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319426
eISBN:
9781781381076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the politics of memoir-writing by British Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland (SOSNI), and their interpretations and reflections upon their terms in office in Belfast. For ... More


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