Case 197 - The British-Irish Ethnic Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Case Study in Efforts to Reach a Settlement, 1973-1990
Kaearney, Hugh and Robert F. Mulvihill
This case study begins with the October 5, 1968, suppression of Northern Irish civil rights marchers by the Royal Ulster Constabulary. It covers the players involved and the events that have hampered a comprehensive settlement: the ethno-religious problem, partition, direct rule, the political balance, and terrorism. The study leaves the student with two important questions: What did the British government want to see happen in Northern Ireland? What did the Irish government want to see happen there?