‘Never make predictions . . . especially about the future’ By the time you read this, elections to the Northern Ireland assembly will have taken place and a power-sharing executive […]

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In October the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland released 3,000 files of the old Stormont Ministry of Home Affairs dealing with the period 1921-1962 and previously embargoed on grounds […]

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Belfast’s unholy war Alan Parkinson (Four Courts Press, ?39.95) ISBN 1851827927 Those involved in bridging community divisions in Belfast should be aware that the city was scarred by a prolonged […]

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In their preface to this handsome volume the joint editors acknowledge that while it has been their aim to give some account of the chief battles of Ireland’s history their […]

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The story of the ill-fated Boundary Commission has often been told: how it was established under Article XII of the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty to determine the extent of the North/South […]

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