George V’s opening of the Northern Ireland parliament

Published in Hedge School Recordings, Podcasts, Uncategorized

On 22 June 1921 King George V officially opened the Northern Ireland parliament, thus confirming the existence of Northern Ireland as set out in the 1920 Government of Ireland Act. Moreover, since the formation of the Ulster Special Constabulary in autumn 1920 it also had the means to defend itself. To discuss these and related matters tune in to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Elaine CallinanSeán B. NewmanMike Rast and Brian Walker.

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