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Gerry Adams Arrest: Where now for the peace process?

May 03, 2014

Author:
Andrew Sanders

In January 1972, Arthur McConville died of cancer, leaving his wife Jean to care for their ten children.  Born Jean Murray to a Protestant family in the Avoniel area of East Belfast, she converted to Catholicism to marry Arthur.  The McConville's…

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Richard Haass talks: does the US still have a helpful role to play in Northern Ireland?

December 17, 2013

Author:
Andrew Sanders

The team led by former US Envoy to Northern Ireland Dr Richard Haass is expected to deliver its proposals for the future of Northern Ireland this week.  Haass was appointed in July as the independent chair of an all-party group set up to bring forward a series of recommendations on the most divisive issues in contemporary Northern Ireland.  In particular, it sought to tackle the issue of flags, parades and protests and the issue of dealing with the past.

Haass suggested that…

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The concept of truth and Northern Ireland's problems in "dealing with the past"

November 06, 2013

Author:
Andrew Sanders

The concept of truth and Northern Ireland's problems in "dealing with the past"

 

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Gerry Kelly and the Shankill Bomb: Sensitivity Needed

October 20, 2013

Author:
Andrew Sanders

 

The Shankill Road was always at the centre of the Northern Ireland troubles.  It saw the first murders of the Ulster Volunteer Force's 1966 campaign.  After the arrival of the British Army in 1969, it was quickly separated from the predominantly nationalist Falls Road by the persistent peace wall.  It was itself divided between…

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The United States and Northern Ireland: Online Archive

August 15, 2013

Author:
Andrew Sanders