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Key Issues of the Northern Ireland Conflict

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Key Issues of the Northern Ireland Conflict

This section presents information on a range of issues related to the conflict, politics, and society in Northern Ireland. The issues are listed alphabetically, not in the order of importance. See also the note at the bottom of this page.

Copyright Eamon Melaugh

Abstentionism by Republicans

Children and Young People

Collusion between Security Forces and Paramilitaries

Commemoration related to the conflict

Community Relations in Northern Ireland

Cross-Community / Mixed Marriages in Northern Ireland - Report on Cross-Community Marriage in Northern Ireland (1992)




European Union
'The European Union and Relationships Within Ireland', J. Ingraham (1998)
Result of The 2016 Referendum on the European Union
Documents related to the Brexit issue


Law and Order / Administration of Justice
      Restorative Justice

The Media and the conflict

Minority Languages in Northern Ireland

Parades in Northern Ireland


Policy Initiatives

Politics, Political Parties, and the Electoral System

Population demographics




Unification - debate on a united Ireland

Victims, Survivors
      (See also earlier section: Victims of the Conflict)


Women and the conflict


The above links contain information on key issues that have been central to the Northern Ireland Conflict. A similar approach has been adopted for Key Events. It is hoped that these two components, together with the Background Information on the Northern Ireland conflict, will be helpful to those researching, teaching, or studying the Troubles.

In contrast to the section on Key Events, this one examines issues that have been at the heart of the Northern Ireland 'Troubles' over a long period of time.

CAIN would welcome contributions in the form of articles or source material from individuals or oganisations. Anyone considering making a contribution should contact CAIN.

CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within Ulster University.

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