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Key Issues of the Northern Ireland Conflict

[Key_Events] [KEY ISSUES] [Conflict_Background]
ISSUES: [Children] [Discrimination] [Education] [Employment] [Housing] [Law_Order] [Media] [Parades] [Policing] [Policy_Initiatives] [Politics/Political_Parties/Elections] [Segregation] [Violence] [Victims_Survivors_Commemoration] [Women]
OTHER ISSUES: [Abstentionism] [Collusion] [Commemoration] [Community_Relations] [Cross-Community_Marriage] [European_Union] [Minority_Languages] [Population] [Reconciliation] [Sport] [Victims]

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Key Issues of the Northern Ireland Conflict

Copyright Eamon Melaugh Children and Young People

Three issues that have the common themes of segregation and/or discrimination

Law and Order Issues

The Media and the conflict

Parades in Northern Ireland


Policy Initiatives

Politics, Political Parties and the Electoral System



Victims, Survivors and Commemoration

Women and the conflict

Other Issues


Collusion between Security Forces and Paramilitaries

Commemoration in Northern Ireland

Community Relations in Northern Ireland

The European Union

  • Brief essay on 'The European Union and Relationships Within Ireland' by Jeson Ingraham
  • Minority Languages in Northern Ireland

    Mixed Marriages in Northern Ireland

  • Report on Cross-Community Marriage in Northern Ireland by Gillian Robinson (1992)
  • Population


    Sport and Leisure

    Victims of the Northern Ireland Conflict

    The intention is to provide information on several key issues that have been central to the Northern Ireland Conflict. A similar approach will be adopted for Key Events. It is hoped that these two components, together with the Background Information on the Northern Ireland conflict, will be helpful to those researching, teaching, or studying this subject.

    In contrast to the section on Key Events, this one examines issues that have been at the heart of the Northern Ireland 'Troubles' over a long period of time. The basic structure for each of the issues will be the same. Those consulting a particular issue will find: a set of main web pages, a selected reading list, a summary, a time-line, background information, outline of the main themes during the past 30 years, main areas of contention, official statistics, and a list of source material.

    In addition to the sections that will be written by the Project Teams and the source material contributed by the Project's partner organisations, the CAIN Project would welcome contributions in the form of articles or source material from individuals or oganisations. Anyone considering making a contribution should consult the CAIN guidelines to preparing such material, and the list of contributors which contains details of the subjects covered to date.

    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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