Background on the Northern Ireland Conflict
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IntroductionsBrief introductions to the Northern Ireland Conflict
Darby, John. (1995) Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Background Essay, in, Dunn, Seamus. (ed.) (1995) Facets of the Conflict in Northern Ireland. London: Macmillan Press Ltd.
Fitzduff, Mari., and O’Hagan, Liam. (2009) The Northern Ireland Troubles: INCORE background paper. CAIN: <http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/incorepaper09.htm>
Hancock, Landon. (1998) Northern Ireland: Troubles Brewing. CAIN: <http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/landon.htm> [Article on the background to the Northern Ireland conflict.]
Kerr, Adrian. (ed.) (1996) Perceptions - Cultures in Conflict. Derry: Guildhall Press. [This book records the experiences of a group of people from Derry / Londonderry of 'the Troubles'. The extracts included are those by: Gregory Campbell, Donncha MacNiallais, David Nicholl and Eamonn McCann.]
Background Material on the Northern Ireland conflict
For suggested reading on the conflict and politics see:
Also see the section on Northern Ireland in:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Introduction to the CAIN Internet site
GuidesGuide to carrying out research on Northern Ireland and the conflict
Guide to Internet web sites containing information on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland
List of acronyms
A glossary of terms related to the Northern Ireland conflict
An introduction to the theoretical explanations of the conflict
Other Background Information on the ConflictCAIN bibliography of the Northern Ireland conflict
Chronologies of the main events during 'the Troubles'
Abstracts on prominent organisations
Biographies of people prominent during 'the Troubles'
Sutton database of deaths resulting from the conflict
Political initiatives taken during the conflict
Policy initiatives taken during the conflict
An outline of the main political 'solutions' to the conflict
Government Reports, and Acts of Parliament, about Northern Ireland
PRONI Records on CAIN
NAI Records on CAIN
PRO Records Public Record Office (PRO) in Kew, England.
The media and the conflict
Personal accounts of the conflict
The representation of the conflict in the arts and literature
The Political Ephemera Colleciton of Peter Moloney
Information on Polictal Wall Murals
Examples of posters 1968 to 1999
Symbols used in Northern Ireland
Photographs on the CAIN site
Some maps on the CAIN site
Background information on the CAIN Project
Note of some Forthcoming Events
The sections on Key Events and Key Issues form the largest components of the CAIN archive. The links above are to a number of sections that contain background information on 'the Troubles', politics in the region, and Northern Ireland society. The CAIN site would welcome contributions in the form of articles or source material from individuals or oganisations. Anyone considering making a contribution should consult the guidelines to preparing such material, and the list of contributors which contains details of the subjects covered to date.
CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within Ulster University.
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