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Page Compiled: Martin Melaugh
Material is added to this site on a regular basis - information on this page may change

Background on the
Northern Ireland Conflict

Background information on the conflict and politics

Introductions

Brief introductions to the Northern Ireland Conflict

Background Material on the Northern Ireland conflict

For suggested reading on the conflict and politics see:

Brief background information on Northern Ireland society

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Introduction to the CAIN Internet site


Guides

Guide to carrying out research on Northern Ireland and the conflict

Guide to Internet web sites containing information on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland

List of acronyms

A glossary of terms related to the Northern Ireland conflict

An introduction to the theoretical explanations of the conflict


Other Background Information on the Conflict

Copyright Eamon Melaugh CAIN bibliography of the Northern Ireland conflict

Other bibliographies, databases, and electronic services

Chronologies of the main events during 'the Troubles'

Abstracts on prominent organisations

Biographies of people prominent during 'the Troubles'

Sutton database of deaths resulting from the conflict

Political initiatives taken during the conflict

Policy initiatives taken during the conflict

An outline of the main political 'solutions' to the conflict

Election results

Government Reports, and Acts of Parliament, about Northern Ireland

PRONI Records on CAIN, Launched on 6 October 2010 PRONI Records on CAIN
Public Records from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. The records mainly cover the period 1968 to 1982.


proni button NAI Records on CAIN
Public Records from The National Archives of Ireland. The records cover the period 1965 to 1974.


PRO Records Public Record Office (PRO) in Kew, England.

The media and the conflict

Personal accounts of the conflict

The representation of the conflict in the arts and literature

    Bibliography of works of fiction relating to the 'troubles'. This bibliography was compiled and contributed by Dr Bill Rolston, University of Ulster at Jordanstown.
Political Ephemera


Background information on the CAIN Project


Note of some Forthcoming Events


The sections on Key Events and Key Issues form the largest components of the CAIN archive. The links above are to a number of sections that contain background information on 'the Troubles', politics in the region, and Northern Ireland society. The CAIN site would welcome contributions in the form of articles or source material from individuals or oganisations. Anyone considering making a contribution should consult the 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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