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NAI Records on CAIN

This section of the CAIN Web site contains a selection of digital versions of Irish records that are held by the National Archives, Ireland (NAI). The records selected by CAIN are ones which relate to the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland, and cover the period 1965 to 1988. The first selection of records (1965-69) was launched on 25 October 2012.

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All of the records have been made available on CAIN with the permission of the Director of the National Archives, Ireland.

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Main updates to available public records since 2012:

  • Updated 28 Nov 2013 with 750 records from 1970-74.
  • Updated 29 Jun 2017 with 926 files from 1975-80; see press release.
  • Updated 1 Feb 2018 with 930 files from 1981-85; see press release.
  • Updated 29 Jul 2020 with 965 files from 1986-88 (and some earlier years); see press release
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See also:
PRONI Records on CAIN
Public records from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

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last update 29 July 2020


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

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