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Author McDaid, Shaun, author.

Title Template for peace : Northern Ireland, 1972-75 / Shaun McDaid.

Published Manchester University Press, 2016.


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Physical description 1 online resource (224 pages)
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Contents Cover ; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Notes; 1: From direct rule to power-sharing, 1972-74; The fall of Stormont and unionist and nationalist politics; The policy proposals of the Northern Ireland parties; The British proposals in context; Reaction to the White Paper and the Assembly elections in Northern Ireland; Political discussions and executive negotiations; The Sunningdale Agreement, the Dublin government and the SDLP; The executive in office; British-Northern Ireland contacts, March and April 1974; Conclusion; Notes.
2: The security problemThe security problem, 1972-74: an overview; British security policy in Northern Ireland, 1972 to February 1973; The security policy of the Fine Gael-ILP government; British-Irish security co-operation; Security and Sunningdale; Reform of the police; Security and the Northern Ireland Executive; Cross-border violence: the British Army view and political consequences; Internment, detention, extradition and the report of the Law Enforcement Commission; Conclusion; Notes; 3: The Sunningdale Council of Ireland; Council of Ireland: historical origins.
Political discussions about the proposed Council of IrelandBritish-Irish Council of Ireland meetings; The reports of Irish government departments on Council functions; Further negotiations, July-December 1973; Northern Ireland attitudes to the Council of Ireland; Northern Ireland proposals for Council of Ireland functions; The Republic of Ireland's Council proposals; Conclusion; Notes; 4: Social and economic policy and the executive in office; The economy of Northern Ireland in historical context; The economic and social policies of the Northern Ireland political parties.
Constraints on the socio-economic policies of the Northern Ireland ExecutiveThe policies of the executive in office; Conclusion; Notes; 5: The UWC strike and its aftermath; The origins of the UWC and intra-unionist politics, 1972-74; The UWC strike 14-28 May, 1974: the executive response; British responses to the UWC strike; The aftermath of the strike and discussion of future Northern Ireland policy, May-June 1974; Conclusion; Notes; 6: Government policy after the UWC strike and British-Irish relations, 1974-75.
The immediate aftermath of the strike: relations with the Republic and British Northern Ireland policyBritish policy proposals: the difficulties of radical options; Irish contingency planning: fears of a British withdrawal; Power-sharing and PIRA ceasefires; Increasing alienation? Developments in British-Irish relations; Conclusion; Notes; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; State papers; Political party archives; Printed primary sources; Irish government publications; London School of Economics archives; Newspapers and periodicals; Political pamphlets: Linen Hall Library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-202) and index.
Summary This book examines the creation and collapse of the first power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland, and British government policy during the period 1972-75. It also analyses the relationship between the British and Irish states during the 1972-75 period.
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Subject Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1968-1998.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781526103482 (electronic bk.)
1526103486 (electronic bk.)
9780719099762 (pbk.)