Historical Dictionary of the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1st Edition

  • Gordon Gillespie
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  • ISBN-10: 0810864231
  • ISBN-13: 9780810864238
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 309 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Overview

For nearly four decades the conflict in Ireland has embittered relations between the communities living there and spoiled relations between the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. For three decades it escalated, punctuated by periodic bloody clashes followed by somewhat calmer periods of tension during which violence of all sorts - robberies, kidnappings, serious injuries and deaths - were all too common. During the past decade, fortunately, all sides have realized that armed solutions were unlikely to bring a solution to anyone's problems and that peace should be given a chance. Fortunately, with the establishment of a new Northern Ireland Executive, there is a general acceptance that the conflict is now part of the past.

The Historical Dictionary of the Northern Ireland Conflict covers the history of "the Troubles" through a chronology covering the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process from 1968 until the formation of the new Northern Ireland Executive in May 2007, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on main events, individuals, and organizations. Researchers with an interest in the Northern Ireland conflict will find this book to be an essential addition to their collection of reference books on the subject.

About the Author:
Gordon Gillespie was born in Belfast and has lived in Northern Ireland throughout the course of the Troubles and Peace Process. He is currently a visiting research fellow in the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Adams, Gerard (Gerry) (1948– ).
2: Ahern, Bartholomew (Bertie) (1951– ).
3: Alderdice, John (1955– ).
4: Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI).
5: Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH).
6: Anglo–Irish Agreement (AIA).
7: Anglo–Irish Intergovernmental Council (AIIC).
8: Apprentice Boys of Derry (ABD).
9: Arms Crisis.
10: Atkins, Humphrey (1922–96).
11: Atkins Talks.
12: Ballykelly Bombing.
13: Bandit Country.
14: Barr, Glen (1932– ).
15: Battle of the Bogside.
16: Belfast.
17: Bennett Report.
18: Birmingham Bombs.
19: Birmingham Six.
20: Blair, Anthony (Tony) (1953– ).
21: Blanket Protest.
22: Bleakley, David (1925– ).
23: Bloody Friday.
24: Bloody Sunday.
25: Bloomfield, Kenneth (1931– ).
26: Border Poll.
27: Brighton Bomb.
28: British Army.
29: British–Irish Council (BIC).
30: British–Irish Interparliamentary Body (BIIPB).
31: Broadcasting Ban.
32: Brooke, Peter (1934– ).
33: Brooke–Mayhew Talks.
34: Brown, Gordon (1951– ).
35: Bruton, John (1947– ).
36: Callaghan, James (JIM) (1912–2005).
37: Cameron Commission.
38: Campaign for Democracy in Ulster (CDU).
39: Campaign for Equal Citizenship (CEC).
40: Campaign for Social Justice (CSJ).
41: Census.
42: Central Citizens' Defence Committee (CCDC).
43: Chichester-Clark, James (1923–2002).
44: Civic Forum.
45: Clinton, William (Bill) (1946– ).
46: Collusion.
47: Combined Loyalist Military Command (CLMC).
48: Community Relations.
49: Compton Report.
50: Conservative Party.
51: Consociationalism.
52: Constitutional Convention.
53: Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA).
54: Corrigan-Maguire, Mairead (1944– ).
55: Cory Reports.
56: Cosgrave, Liam (1920– ).
57: Craig, William (Bill) (1924– ).
58: Crossroads Election.
59: Currie, Austin (1939– ).
60: Cushnahan, John (1948– ).
61: Dail Eireann (The Dail).
62: Darlington Conference.
63: Deaths.
64: Decommissioning.
65: Demilitarization.
66: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
67: Derry (Londonderry).
68: Devlin (Mcaliskey), Bernadette (1947– ).
69: Devlin, Patrick (Paddy) (1925–99).
70: Devolution.
71: D'hondt.
72: Diplock Courts.
73: Direct Rule.
74: Dirty Protest.
75: Disappeared, The.
76: Discrimination.
77: District Councils.
78: Dodds, Nigel (1958– ).
79: Donaldson, Jeffrey (1962– ).
80: Downing Street Declaration (1969).
81: Downing Street Declaration (1993).
82: Drumcree.
83: Dublin and Monaghan Bombings.
84: Duisburg Talks.
85: Durkan, Mark (1960– ).
86: Eames, Robin (1937– ).
87: Eire Nua.
88: Elections.
89: Empey, Reginald (Reg) (1947– ).
90: Enniskillen Bombing.
91: Ervine, David (1953–2007).
92: Europe.
93: Extradition.
94: Fair Employment.
95: Faulkner, Brian (1921–77).
96: Fianna Fail (FF).
97: Fine Gael (FG).
98: Fitt, Gerard (Gerry) (1926–2005).
99: Fitzgerald, Garret (1926– ).
100: Ford, David (1951– ).
101: Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.
102: Frameworks Documents.
103: Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster.
104: Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
105: Garda Siochana.
106: Gibraltar.
107: Good Friday Agreement (GFA).
108: Guildford and Woolwich Bombings.
109: Guildford Four.
110: Hain, Peter (1950– ).
111: Haughey, Charles (1925–2006).
112: Heath, Edward (1916–2005).
113: Hermon, John (Jack) (1928– ).
114: Hume, John (1937– ).
115: Hunger Strike (1980).
116: Hunger Strike (1981).
117: Hunt Report.
118: Hurd, Douglas (1930– ).
119: Independence.
120: Independent International Commission on De-commissioning (IICD).
121: Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC).
122: Integration.
123: Intelligence Agencies.
124: International Fund for Ireland (IFI).
125: Internment.
126: Irish Constitutional Claim to Northern Ireland.
127: Irish Dimension.
128: Irish Independence Party (IIP).
129: Irish Labour Party.
130: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).
131: Irish People's Liberation Organisation (IPLO).
132: Irish Republican Army (IRA).
133: Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).
134: Joint Authority.
135: Kelly, Gerard (Gerry) (1953– ).
136: King, Thomas (Tom) (1933– ).
137: La Mon Bombing.
138: Labour Party.
139: Leeds Castle Talks.
140: Liberal Democrats.
141: Libya.
142: Long War.
143: Loughgall.
144: Loyalist.
145: Loyalist Association of Workers (LAW).
146: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF).
147: Lynch, John (Jack) (1917–99).
148: Maginnis, Kenneth (Ken) (1938– ).
149: Maguire Seven/Family.
150: Major, John (1943– ).
151: Mallon, Seamus (1936– ).
152: Mandelson, Peter (1953– ).
153: Mason, Roy (1924– ).
154: Mayhew, Patrick (1929– ).
155: Maze Prison.
156: Maze Prison Escape.
157: McAleese, Mary (1951– ).
158: McCartney, Robert (Bob) (1936– ).
159: McGuinness, Martin (1950– ).
160: McGurk's Bar Bombing.
161: McWilliams, Monica (1954– ).
162: Mitchell, George (1933– ).
163: Molyneaux, James (1920– ).
164: Mowlam, Marjorie (Mo) (1949–2005).
165: Murals.
166: Murphy, Paul (1948– ).
167: Napier, Oliver (1935– ).
168: National Identity.
169: Nationalist.
170: Nationalist Party (NP).
171: Needham, Richard (1942– ).
172: New Ireland Forum.
173: New Ulster Movement (NUM).
174: Newman, Kenneth (1926– ).
175: No-Go Areas.
176: North–South Ministerial Council (NSMC).
177: Northern Ireland (NI).
178: Northern Ireland Assembly.
179: Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA).
180: Northern Ireland Forum.
181: Northern Ireland Government.
182: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).
183: Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP).
184: Northern Ireland Office (NIO).
185: Northern Ireland Parliament.
186: Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC).
187: O Bradaigh, Ruairi (1932– ).
188: O Fiaich, Tomas (1923–90).
189: O'Brien, Conor Cruise (1917– ).
Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Adams, Gerard (Gerry) (1948– ).
2: Ahern, Bartholomew (Bertie) (1951– ).
3: Alderdice, John (1955– ).
4: Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI).
5: Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH).
6: Anglo–Irish Agreement (AIA).
7: Anglo–Irish Intergovernmental Council (AIIC).
8: Apprentice Boys of Derry (ABD).
9: Arms Crisis.
10: Atkins, Humphrey (1922–96).
11: Atkins Talks.
12: Ballykelly Bombing.
13: Bandit Country.
14: Barr, Glen (1932– ).
15: Battle of the Bogside.
16: Belfast.
17: Bennett Report.
18: Birmingham Bombs.
19: Birmingham Six.
20: Blair, Anthony (Tony) (1953– ).
21: Blanket Protest.
22: Bleakley, David (1925– ).
23: Bloody Friday.
24: Bloody Sunday.
25: Bloomfield, Kenneth (1931– ).
26: Border Poll.
27: Brighton Bomb.
28: British Army.
29: British–Irish Council (BIC).
30: British–Irish Interparliamentary Body (BIIPB).
31: Broadcasting Ban.
32: Brooke, Peter (1934– ).
33: Brooke–Mayhew Talks.
34: Brown, Gordon (1951– ).
35: Bruton, John (1947– ).
36: Callaghan, James (JIM) (1912–2005).
37: Cameron Commission.
38: Campaign for Democracy in Ulster (CDU).
39: Campaign for Equal Citizenship (CEC).
40: Campaign for Social Justice (CSJ).
41: Census.
42: Central Citizens' Defence Committee (CCDC).
43: Chichester-Clark, James (1923–2002).
44: Civic Forum.
45: Clinton, William (Bill) (1946– ).
46: Collusion.
47: Combined Loyalist Military Command (CLMC).
48: Community Relations.
49: Compton Report.
50: Conservative Party.
51: Consociationalism.
52: Constitutional Convention.
53: Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA).
54: Corrigan-Maguire, Mairead (1944– ).
55: Cory Reports.
56: Cosgrave, Liam (1920– ).
57: Craig, William (Bill) (1924– ).
58: Crossroads Election.
59: Currie, Austin (1939– ).
60: Cushnahan, John (1948– ).
61: Dail Eireann (The Dail).
62: Darlington Conference.
63: Deaths.
64: Decommissioning.
65: Demilitarization.
66: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
67: Derry (Londonderry).
68: Devlin (Mcaliskey), Bernadette (1947– ).
69: Devlin, Patrick (Paddy) (1925–99).
70: Devolution.
71: D'hondt.
72: Diplock Courts.
73: Direct Rule.
74: Dirty Protest.
75: Disappeared, The.
76: Discrimination.
77: District Councils.
78: Dodds, Nigel (1958– ).
79: Donaldson, Jeffrey (1962– ).
80: Downing Street Declaration (1969).
81: Downing Street Declaration (1993).
82: Drumcree.
83: Dublin and Monaghan Bombings.
84: Duisburg Talks.
85: Durkan, Mark (1960– ).
86: Eames, Robin (1937– ).
87: Eire Nua.
88: Elections.
89: Empey, Reginald (Reg) (1947– ).
90: Enniskillen Bombing.
91: Ervine, David (1953–2007).
92: Europe.
93: Extradition.
94: Fair Employment.
95: Faulkner, Brian (1921–77).
96: Fianna Fail (FF).
97: Fine Gael (FG).
98: Fitt, Gerard (Gerry) (1926–2005).
99: Fitzgerald, Garret (1926– ).
100: Ford, David (1951– ).
101: Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.
102: Frameworks Documents.
103: Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster.
104: Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
105: Garda Siochana.
106: Gibraltar.
107: Good Friday Agreement (GFA).
108: Guildford and Woolwich Bombings.
109: Guildford Four.
110: Hain, Peter (1950– ).
111: Haughey, Charles (1925–2006).
112: Heath, Edward (1916–2005).
113: Hermon, John (Jack) (1928– ).
114: Hume, John (1937– ).
115: Hunger Strike (1980).
116: Hunger Strike (1981).
117: Hunt Report.
118: Hurd, Douglas (1930– ).
119: Independence.
120: Independent International Commission on De-commissioning (IICD).
121: Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC).
122: Integration.
123: Intelligence Agencies.
124: International Fund for Ireland (IFI).
125: Internment.
126: Irish Constitutional Claim to Northern Ireland.
127: Irish Dimension.
128: Irish Independence Party (IIP).
129: Irish Labour Party.
130: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).
131: Irish People's Liberation Organisation (IPLO).
132: Irish Republican Army (IRA).
133: Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).
134: Joint Authority.
135: Kelly, Gerard (Gerry) (1953– ).
136: King, Thomas (Tom) (1933– ).
137: La Mon Bombing.
138: Labour Party.
139: Leeds Castle Talks.
140: Liberal Democrats.
141: Libya.
142: Long War.
143: Loughgall.
144: Loyalist.
145: Loyalist Association of Workers (LAW).
146: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF).
147: Lynch, John (Jack) (1917–99).
148: Maginnis, Kenneth (Ken) (1938– ).
149: Maguire Seven/Family.
150: Major, John (1943– ).
151: Mallon, Seamus (1936– ).
152: Mandelson, Peter (1953– ).
153: Mason, Roy (1924– ).
154: Mayhew, Patrick (1929– ).
155: Maze Prison.
156: Maze Prison Escape.
157: McAleese, Mary (1951– ).
158: McCartney, Robert (Bob) (1936– ).
159: McGuinness, Martin (1950– ).
160: McGurk's Bar Bombing.
161: McWilliams, Monica (1954– ).
162: Mitchell, George (1933– ).
163: Molyneaux, James (1920– ).
164: Mowlam, Marjorie (Mo) (1949–2005).
165: Murals.
166: Murphy, Paul (1948– ).
167: Napier, Oliver (1935– ).
168: National Identity.
169: Nationalist.
170: Nationalist Party (NP).
171: Needham, Richard (1942– ).
172: New Ireland Forum.
173: New Ulster Movement (NUM).
174: Newman, Kenneth (1926– ).
175: No-Go Areas.
176: North–South Ministerial Council (NSMC).
177: Northern Ireland (NI).
178: Northern Ireland Assembly.
179: Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA).
180: Northern Ireland Forum.
181: Northern Ireland Government.
182: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).
183: Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP).
184: Northern Ireland Office (NIO).
185: Northern Ireland Parliament.
186: Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC).
187: O Bradaigh, Ruairi (1932– ).
188: O Fiaich, Tomas (1923–90).
189: O'Brien, Conor Cruise (1917– ).