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Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Sarah Campbell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Gerry Fitt was a key political figure in Northern Ireland for over twenty years, yet there is no major historical evaluation of his contribution, nor of his legacy or place in the memory of the ... More


Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

David McCann and Cillian McGrattan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Version 1 The ‘Sunningdale experiment’ of 1973-74 witnessed the first attempt at establishing peace in Northern Ireland based on power-sharing. However, its provisions, particularly the cross-border ... More


Dublin is just a Sunningdale away

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The political climate in Northern Ireland following Stormont's suspension led to a further greening of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP). The relative quiescence of the unionist community ... More


The two traditions

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Within a month of the Sunningdale Agreement's demise, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) released a policy statement which made clear that there would be no departure from the party's ... More


Sunningdale for slow learners

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Séamus Mallon famously described ‘Sunningdale for slow learners’. The Good Friday Agreement (GFA) was based on effectively the same formula as the Sunningdale Agreement – power sharing and an Irish ... More


Conclusion

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This section summarises the key findings of the book, but also engages with one of the key comparative debates surrounding the establishment of the first power-sharing administration. It argues that ... More


Balance? The BBC in Northern Ireland, 1972–1978

Robert J. Savage

in The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how BBC television at both the regional and national level, addressed the continuing crisis in Northern Ireland. The chapter considers changes in the regional service and the ... More


Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Shaun McDaid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book analyses the British government's Northern Ireland policy between 1972 and 1975, the complex interactions between Northern Ireland political parties in the creation of a power-sharing ... More


Introduction

David McCann and Cillian McGrattan

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introductory chapter provides a brief contextual overview of the Sunningdale agreement, the ways in which it was interpreted and explained, the lessons that political actors drew from it, and ... More


The Ulster Workers’ Council strike: the perfect storm

Gordon Gillespie

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In May 1974 a two week long industrial stoppage spearheaded by a little known group of loyalist trade unionists brought about the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive and ended a political ... More


Understanding aspiration, anxiety, assumption and ambiguity: the anatomy of Sunningdale

Arthur Aughey

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lord Bew has argued in his Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006 that the failure of the power-sharing experiment in 1973-74, and especially on the proposal for a Council of Ireland, was largely ... More


Sunningdale and the Irish dimension: a step too far?

John Coakley

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

At least in theory, the Sunningdale agreement of 1973 represented a high point, if not the high point, in institutionalising the relationship between the two parts of Ireland that had been ruptured ... More


‘1974 – Year of Liberty’? The Provisional IRA and Sunningdale

Henry Patterson

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Towards the end of 1973 republicans were forecasting that 1974 would be the ‘Year of Liberty’ and mark the defeat of British imperialism. In a little over a year the Provisionals agreed a truce with ... More


From direct rule to power-sharing, 1972–74

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines developments in Northern Ireland politics following the introduction of direct rule by the British government in the spring of 1972. It analyses the proposals of the region's ... More


The Sunningdale Council of Ireland

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Between 1972 and 1975, the issue of cross-border co-operation provoked much political debate. As part of the Sunningdale Agreement, the British and Irish governments agreed to establish an ... More


Background: British Labour and Northern Ireland, 1964–74

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides background and context for Labour’s policies on Northern Ireland when it returned to government in March 1974. It examines the general attitude to Northern Ireland at ... More


A personal perspective

in A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519.001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides a personal perspective regarding first-hand experience during the times of conflicts in Northern Ireland. It affirms that the objective is to provide a different perspective to ... More


The politics of compromise: the Sunningdale Agreement (September–December 1973)

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the period after the Assembly elections in June 1973 up until the signing of the agreement in December 1973 and examines the relationships that were forged between the main ... More


The Sunningdale Agreement, 1973

John Coakley and Jennifer Todd

in Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969-2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841388
eISBN:
9780191876868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841388.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, International Relations and Politics

In an early ambitious attempt to resolve the Northern Ireland conflict in 1973–4, there emerged two key proposals that would radically change the form of Northern Ireland political institutions: ... More


The British dimension: direct rule to the UWC strike

in A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519.003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter traces the series of events in Ireland under the direct rule of the British that lead to the Ulster Worker's Council (UWC) strike. With the Direct Rule still in effect, the British ... More


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