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Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

Feargal Cochrane


This book looks at Northern Ireland's “Troubles” from the late 1960s to the present day. It explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian attitudes and violence continue to plague Northern Ireland today. Former members of the IRA now sit alongside their unionist adversaries in the Northern Ireland Assembly, but the region's attitudes have been slow to change and recent years have even seen an upsurge in violence on both sides. The author, who grew up a Catholic in Belfast in the 1970s and 1980s, explores how divisions between Catholic ... More

Keywords: Troubles, peace process, political agreement, IRA, Northern Ireland Assembly, Belfast, Catholic, Protestant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300178708
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300178708.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Feargal Cochrane, author