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This page will contain information on the end of the Stormont parliament in Belfast and the introduction of 'direct rule' of Northern Ireland from the parliament at Westminster in London.

  • selected reading list

  • main pages
    • McKittrick, David. McVea, David. (2000). 'The end of Stormont, 1972-73' in Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
    • Faulkner, Brian. (1972). Text of a speech by Brian Faulkner, then Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, following the announcement of Direct Rule from Westminster, (Friday 24 March 1972). Belfast: Stormont.

  • list of source material


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