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Irish Peace Process - A Selected Reading List

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Page Compiled: Martin Melaugh, and Fionnuala McKenna (1996-2000)
Material is added to this site on a regular basis - information on this page may change

See also: the source documents on the peace process; PRONI government records about the Good Friday Agreement; and other items about the Good Friday Agreement in the CAIN Bibliography.

Key Texts

Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1996), The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1993-96: A Chronology. London: Serif.

Birney, Trevor., and O'Neill, Julian. (1997) When the President Calls. Derry: Guildhall Press.

Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995) The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.

Darby, John., and Mac Ginty, Roger. (Eds.) (2000) The Management of Peace Processes. London: Macmillan Press Ltd.

de Bréadún, Deaglán. (2001, 2008). The Far Side of Revenge: Making Peace in Northern Ireland, (revised 2nd edition). Cork: The Collins Press.

Gilligan, C. and Tonge, J. (eds) (1997) Peace or pacification process? A brief critique of the peace process, in, Gilligan, Chris., and Tonge, Jon. (1997) (eds) Peace or War?: Understanding the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Great Britain. Northern Ireland Office. (1998) The Agreement, Text of the Agreement reached in the Multi-Party Negotiations on Northern Ireland, (10 April 1998), (Cmnd. 3883), [Good Friday Agreement; Belfast Agreement]. Belfast: HMSO.

Mac Ginty, Roger., and Darby, John. (2002) Guns and Government: The Management of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

McKittrick, David. (1996) The Nervous Peace. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

McKittrick, David. (1994) Endgame - The Search for Peace in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

Mallie, Eamonn., and McKittrick, David. (1996) The Fight for Peace: The Secret Story Behind the Irish Peace Process. London: Heinemann.

Mitchell, George. (1999) Making Peace: The inside story of the making of the Good Friday Agreement. London: William Heinemann.

Morgan, Austen. (2000) The Belfast Agreement: a practical legal analysis. London: The Belfast Press.

O'Brien, Brendan. (1995), The Long War: The IRA and Sinn F�in from Armed Struggle to Peace Process (updated ed.). Dublin: O'Brien Press.

Powell, Jonathan. (2008). Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland. London: Bodley Head.

Rowan, Brian. (1995) Behind the Lines: The Story of the IRA and Loyalist Ceasefires. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.


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.]



For recent news about the on-going Peace Process, information has been obtained from the following newspapers:
The Belfast Telegraph
The Irish News
The Irish Times
The News Letter

Fortnight Magazine (Monthly publication containing analysis of political developments and a useful chronology)

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

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