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IRA Truce: 9 February 1975 to 23 January 1976
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This page contains a draft list of source material on the IRA truce in Northern Ireland from 9 February 1975 to 23 January 1976. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for other references to this event.

IRA Truce: 9 February 1975 to 23 January 1976 - Details of Source Material


Adams, Gerry. (1990), Cage Eleven. Dingle: Brandon Books
Adams, Gerry. (1995), Free Ireland: Towards a Lasting Peace. Dingle: Brandon Books
Adams, Gerry. (1986), The Politics of Irish Freedom. Dingle: Brandon Books
Adams, Gerry. (1996), Before the Dawn: An Autobiography. London: Heinemann
Anderson, Brendan. (2002), Joe Cahill: A Life in the IRA. Dublin: O'Brien
Bell, J. Bowyer. (1979),The Secret Army: The IRA 1916-1979. Dublin: Academy Press
Bell, J. Bowyer. (2000), The IRA, 1968-2000: An Analysis of a Secret Army. London : Frank Cass
Bishop and Mallie. (1987), The Provisional IRA. London: Heinemann
Clarke, Liam. and Johnstone, Kathryn. (2001), Martin McGuinness: From Guns to Government. Edinburgh : Mainstream
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1987), The I.R.A. London: Fontanna
Coogan, Tim Pat.(1995), The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1995 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson
Cunningham, Michael J. (1991), British Government Policy in Northern Ireland 1969-89: Its Nature and Execution. Manchester: Manchester University Press
Cunningham, Michael J. (2001), British Government Policy in Northern Ireland, Manchester: Manchester
Gallagher, Eric. and Worrell, Stanley. (1982), Christians in Ulster, 1968-1980. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Kelley, Kevin. (1983), The Longest War: Northern Ireland and the IRA. Dingle: Brandon
Keena, Colm. (1990), Gerry Adams: A Biography. Cork: Mercier
MacStiofáin, Seán. (1975), Memoirs of a Revolutionary. London: Gordon Cremonesi
Moloney, Ed. (2002), A Secret History of the IRA. - London: Penguin Press
O'Brien, Brendan. (1995), The Long War: The IRA & Sinn Féin from Armed struggle to Peace Talks. Dublin: O'Brien Press
O'Brien, Brendan. (2000), A Pocket History of the IRA. Dublin: O'Brien Press
O'Doherty, Shane Paul. (1993), The Volunteer: A Former IRA Man's True Story. London: Fount
Patterson, Henry. (1989), The Politics of Illusion : Republicanism and Socialism in Modern Ireland. London : Hutchinson Radius
Rees, Merlyn. (1985), Northern Ireland: A Personal Perspective. London: Methuen
Sharrock, David. and Devonport, Mark. (1997), Man of war, Man of Peace? The Unauthorized Biography of Gerry Adams. London: Macmillan
Taylor, Peter. (1998), Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein. London: Bloomsbury
Toolis, Kevin. (1995), Rebel hearts: Journeys within the IRA's Soul. London: Picador
White, Robert W. (1993), Provisional Irish Republicans: An Oral and Interpretive History. London and Westport, Conn. Greenwood Press

Journal Articles

The Economist
n.a. (1974), 'Is the IRA's Christmas Present A Booby Trap', The Economist, 28 December, pp.17-18
n.a. (1975), 'Merlyn's Magic Could Blow up in his Face', The Economist, 4 January, p.55n
n.a. (1975), 'Giving Peace a Chance', The Economist, 11 January, pp.13-14
n.a. (1975), 'The IRA Goes Back to War', The Economist, 18 January, pp.26-27
n.a. (1975), 'Ulster's War, Ulster's Peace', The Economist, 25 January, pp.13-14
n.a. (1975), 'Back to Bombing-and the Dole', The Economist, 1 February, p.21&44
n.a. (1975), 'Dublin Gets Tough', The Economist, 8 February, p.23
n.a. (1975), 'Sensitive Centres', The Economist, 22 February, p.27
n.a. (1975), 'Protestants' Peacetime Fears?, The Economist, 1 March, p.24
n.a. (1975), 'New Front Opens', The Economist, 8 March, p.29
n.a. (1975), 'Homecomings', The Economist, 22 March, p.23-24
n.a. (1975), 'Must it be the Gun Again', The Economist, 10 May, pp.9-10
n.a. (1975), 'The Ulster Game is Still Worth the Candle', The Economist, 17 May, p.17
n.a. (1975), 'Powell Offside', The Economist, 12 July, p.26
n.a. (1975), 'Storm in a Wineglass', The Economist, 19 July, p.16
n.a. (1975), 'Ceasefire: Just', The Economist, 26 July, p.12
n.a. (1975), 'Ulster goes on Talking-and Preparing for the Worst', The Economist, 9 August, p.15
n.a. (1975), 'March as to War in Ulster', The Economist, 16 August, pp.12-13
n.a. (1975), 'The Shadow of Ulster', The Economist, 6 September, pp.11-12
n.a. (1975), 'A Violent Lull', The Economist, 11 October, pp.27-28
n.a. (1975), 'Bombs and Bullets in London and Belfast as Ireland's Top Terrorists Say Cool it', 1 November, The Economist, pp.27-28
n.a. (1975), 'New Measures, Old Quarrels', The Economist, 8 November, p.32
n.a. (1975), 'After Internment', The Economist, 13 December, p.28&31
n.a. (1975), Silence after Surrender, The Economist, 20 December, p.21
n.a. (1976), Merlyn's Options, The Economist, 3 January, p.12
n.a. (1976), 'Nearly 1500 Dead and it Still Goes on', The Economist, 10 January, p.19-20
n.a. (1976), 'Provo Disarray', The Economist, 14 February, p.32
n.a. (1976), 'Bombs and Bullets from the IRA at Strange Targets', The Economist, 21 February, p.17
n.a. (1975), 'The wolf in sheep's clothing', The Economist, Vol.254, 15 February 1975, p.14.
n.a. (1976), 'Any hope', The Economist, Vol.258, 31 January 1976, pp. 20,22.
n.a. (1976), 'Ulster: the continuing saga', The Economist, Vol.258, 21 February 1976, pp.32-33.

Fortnight Magazine
n.a. (1975), 'What the Provisionals are Really Thinking', Fortnight, No.96, 10 January, pp.3-5
n.a. (1975), 'Strategic Interaction', Fortnight, No.97, 24 January, p.3
n.a. (1975), 'Paramilitary Problems', Fortnight, No.97, 24 January, p.4
Kennedy, Dennis. (1975), 'Truce Warfare', Fortnight, No.97, 24 January, p.8
MacNee, Calvin. (1975), 'Feaklish Code, Fortnight, No.98, 7 February
MacNee, Calvin. (1975), Fortnight, No.99, 21 February, p.2
MacNee, Calvin. (1975), Fortnight, No.100, 7 March, p.2
n.a. (1975), 'Keeping the Peace', Fortnight, No.102,11 April, p.4
MacNee, Calvin. (1975), Fortnight, No.106, 6 June, p.2
MacNee, Calvin. (1975), 'Britain's Vietnam', Fortnight, 4 July, p.2
n.a. (1975), 'A Republican Rethink', Fortnight, No.109, August, p.13
n.a. (1975), 'From a Half Truce to a Partial War', Fortnight, No.111, 26 September, p.12
n.a. (1975), 'The Republican Feud', Fortnight, No.114, 7 November, p.4
n.a. (1975), 'Way out West', Fortnight, No.114, 7 November, p.5

New Statesman
Fisk, Robert. (1975), 'Mr. Rees's deadly cease-fire', New Statesman, Vol.90, No.2318
Holland, Mary. (1975), 'Can the IRA Truce Last', New Statesman, Vol.89, No.2286, p.31
Holland, Mary. (1975), 'The Inertia of Mr Rees', New Statesman, Vol.89, No.2288, p.99
Holland, Mary. (1975), 'Is the War Over?', New Statesman, Vol.89, No.2299, p.474
Holland, Mary. (1975), 'Mr Arlow's Warning', New Statesman, Vol.89, No.2306, p.712
Holland, Mary. (1975), 'Dissension Among the Provos', New Statesman, Vol.90, No. 2327, p.491
Holland, Mary. (1975), 'Ireland-the Drift to Disaster, New Statesman, Vol.90, No.2333, p.699

Other Items

National Newspaper Articles
Derek Brown. 'The treacherous truce', The Guardian, 15 July 1975, p.13.
John Cole. 'Ulster: a terrible ugliness is born' [ the new political problems created by the IRA Ceasefire], The Guardian, 17 February 1975, p.11.
Robert Fisk. 'Experiments in buying peace for Ulster', The Times, 7 March 1975, p.14.
David Howell. 'Policies which prepared the ground for trust in Ulster', The Times, 10 February 1975.
Conor O'Clery. 'The triumph of trust', The Irish Times, 11 February 1975, p.10.
Fionnuala O'Connor. 'Can the peace hold?' [Views from the streets of three cities; Belfast, Dublin and London], 13 February 1975.
Christopher Walker. 'Ulster: the looming threat of an IRA 'doomsday' solution', The Times, 13 June 1975, p.16.
Times Reporters. 'Five main elements in arrangements to safeguard Ulster Ceasefire', The Times, 12 February 1975, p.9.
Julian Critchley. 'Ulster: funeral for a policy', The Guardian, 28 January 1976, p.12.
Paul Harrison. 'Derry: from conflict to coexistence', New Society, 23 January 1975, p.182-185.
Rawle Knox. 'Ulster: a sort of peace', The Spectator, 11 January 1975, pp.31-32.
J. Enoch Powell. 'Ireland: in retrospect', The Spectator, 10 January 1976, pp.8-9.

19 October 1975 London Weekend Television, Weekend World. Violation of ceasefire (Herrema case; London bombings; splits in Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Provisionals' lack of control over local units).
5 January 1976 London Weekend Television, Weekend World. Ceasefire in Northern Ireland (Item on the Irish Republican Army (IRA) ceasefire).

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