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Direct Rule - A Selected Reading List



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This section contains a draft list of some of the most relevant works on the introduction of Direct Rule in Northern Ireland, on 30 March 1972. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for other references to this event and for the full citations to the following items.

Key Texts:

Bloomfield, Kenneth. (1994). Stormont in Crisis: A Memoir. Belfast: Blackstaff.

Kelly, Henry. (1972). How Stormont Fell. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Knox. (1996). The Fall of Stormont.

Wallace, Martin. (1982). British Government in Northern Ireland: From Devolution to Direct Rule. Newton Abbot: David and Charles.


General Reference Texts:

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992). A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999). Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995). The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.
Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999). Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999 Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David. (2000). Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David., Kelters, Seamus., Feeney, Brian., and Thornton, Chris. (1999). Lost Lives: The stories of the men, women and children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Sutton, Malcolm. (1994). An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale. [See also the revised and updated Sutton Index of Deaths.]


See also the list of source material for this section.


CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within the University of Ulster.


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