'Remembering': Victims, Survivors and Commemoration
Reading - Important Publications and Source Materials
This page highlights some of the important publications, reports, and source materials on the topic. It is aimed at those who are new to the topic. For details of all other publications please use the Archive search facilities.
Lost Lives - The most comprehensive descriptive account of deaths from the conflict.
McKittrick, David. Kelters, Seamus. Feeney, Brian. Thornton, Chris. (1999). Lost Lives: The Stories of Men, Women and Children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Web Page: Information not available on-line
Sutton - The first published listing of deaths and the only full text available and searchable on-line.
Sutton, Malcolm. (2001). Sutton Index of Deaths, 1969-2001, (A searchable database of information on all the deaths that occurred as a result of the conflict). CAIN: http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/sutton/index.html.
Web Page: http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/sutton/
McKeown - The only full database of deaths freely available for research.
McKeown, Michael. (2008). Database of Deaths Associated with Violence in Northern Ireland, 1969-2001, (Version 1; dated 3 June 2009), [Microsoft Access Database; 1650KB]. Web: CAIN.
Web Page: http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/victims/mckeown/
First made available on 16 June 2009
Dealing With The Past
Consultative Group on the Past (CGP)
Consultative Group on the Past (CGP). (2009). Report of the Consultative Group on the Past, (23 January 2009; launched on 28 January 2009), [PDF; 640KB]. Belfast: CGPNI.
Web Site: http://www.cgpni.org/
(The CGP office is now closed; Web site may only be available for a limited time.)
Northern Ireland Office (NIO). (2010). Summary of Responses to Consultation - Dealing With The Past in Northern Ireland: The Recommendations of the Consultative Group on the Past, (20 July 2010), [PDF; 382KB]. Belfast: NIO.
Victims' Commission / Victims' Commissioners Reports
Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS)
The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS). (2010). Dealing With The Past, Advice to Government, (28 June 2010), [PDF; 804KB]. Belfast: CVS. ... 
The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS). (2009). Final Report: Initial Literature Review of The Needs of Victims and Survivors, (prepared by the Social Research Centre Limited), (17 January 2009), [PDF; 509KB]. Belfast: CVS.
The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS). (2008). Initial Work Programme, June 2008 - March 2009, (Draft), (10 June 2008), [PDF; 193KB]. Belfast: CVS.
McDougall, Bertha. (2007). Support for Victims and Survivors: Addressing the human legacy, (Report of the Interim Commissioner for Victims Survivors), (25 January 2007), [PDF; 732KB]. Belfast: Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.
McDougall, Bertha. (2007). 'Executive Summary' of Support for Victims and Survivors: Addressing the human legacy, (Report of the Interim Commissioner for Victims Survivors), (25 January 2007), [PDF; 61KB]. Belfast: Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.
First Victims' Commissioner
Bloomfield, Kenneth. (1998). 'We Will Remember Them': Report of the Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield KCB, (April 1998), [PDF; 1165KB]. Belfast: The Stationery Office Northern Ireland.
Some Recent Books
McKay, Susan. (2008). Bear in Mind these Dead.. London: Faber and Faber Limited.
Smyth Breen, Marie. (2007). Truth Recovery and Justice after Conflict. Oxford: Routledge.
Some Resources Within CAIN
Some selected examples of relevant resources in the main body of CAIN
Cost of the Troubles Study (CTS) (1996-1999)
Information about and publications from the Cost of the Troubles Study. Additional material related to the work of CTS will be added in the future.
Farset Community Think Tanks Project (Island Publications) (1993-present)
Collection of pamphlets dealing with a range of issues.
The Peter Heathwood Collection of Television Programmes
The searchable database contains information on over 5,300 programmes - news items, current affairs programmes and documentaries. The descriptions / programme summaries are being added to but already form another chronology of events for the years 1981 to 2006.
Physical Memorials by Elisabetta Viggiani
Information, and a series of 444 photographs, of physical memorials in Belfast (2006)