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Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

From 1945, Paisley was involved in a variety of right-wing and evangelical ginger groups that pestered the governing Ulster Unionist party. In the 1960s, Paisley led the challenges to the timid ... More


The Labour Opposition of Northern Ireland, 1958–65

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Labour was greatly facilitated in its bid to direct public attention away from the border issue by Nationalist indifference towards the IRA's campaign. The Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) was ... More


Memoir-Writing and Moderation? Ulster Unionists Face the Troubles

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/9781846319426.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concentrates upon the memoir-writing by members of the Ulster Unionist party, who perceived themselves as moderate, mainstream ‘constitutional’ politicians. During the violent conflict ... More


Politics since 1960

Graham Walker

in Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583119
eISBN:
9780191744822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583119.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The lack of consensus on the legitimacy of the state in Northern Ireland, combined with the neglect of grievances by both the Westminster and Stormont governments, led to widespread disorder during ... More


Reconciliation, rights, and protests, 1963–8

J. H. Whyte

in A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were distant in the early years of the period covered in the book. On becoming taoiseach in 1959, Seán Lemass had tried to improve ... More


Losing Control, 1958–1972

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume II: Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830573
eISBN:
9780191868733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830573.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

At the start of 1959, when Sean Lemass became Ireland’s prime minister, Northern Ireland’s UUP looked fully in control, having quickly defeated an IRA campaign that had begun in 1956 and sputtered ... More


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