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Key Issues - Violence in Northern Ireland

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Page Compiled: Martin Melaugh and Fionnuala McKenna (1996-2000)
Material is added to this site on a regular basis - information on this page may change

See also the new section on:
'Remembering': Victims, Survivors and Commemoration
in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland

The nature of the violent conflict in Northern Ireland changed at various stages, from the civil unrest in the late 1960s, to the (Provisional) IRA statement ending its 'armed campaign' on 28 July 2005, to the Dissident Republican campaign which continued after the IRA ceasefire. The links below provide information on the issue of violence.

  • selected reading list

  • summary

  • background information
      see also the information on security in Northern Ireland
      see material on the issue of collusion between security forces and paramilitaries
      discussion of the difficulties in compiling statistics on deaths

  • chronology

  • list of significant violent incidents, including:
      list of 'first' violent incidents
      list of major incidents
      list of other 'landmark' incidents

  • list of those killed during 'the Troubles'
      information on the 'disappeared'
      list of people killed by 'rubber' and 'plastic' bullets

  • list of some of the groups providing support to victims of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland

  • paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland

  • main pages

  • official statistics and other data

  • list of source material

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

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