By Thomas Hennessey
Based upon the partition of eire in 1920, Northern eire skilled fifty years of anxious peace lower than the guideline of a devolved executive in Belfast. This govt, consultant purely of the bulk Protestant unionist neighborhood, held company till the emergence of the Nationalist Civil Rights stream within the overdue Sixties, following which the province quickly subsided into the civil unrest widely recognized as 'the Troubles'. the nice price of this publication is that it presents an summary of occasions because the outbreak of the worries as much as and together with the current doubtful peace method. It brings a latest point of view to old occasions, taking account of the scholarship which has constructed in Northen eire reviews over the past 20 years. different books by way of Thomas Hennessey The Northern eire Peace method.
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Ireland is to be educated according to the decision of Pope Leo XIII, and the aim of Irish education is to be, not the training of young Irishmen to play their part in life as self-respecting, honest, loyal citizens, but to be docile and submissive slaves of Mother Church and her Bishops. 111 These underlying perceptions shaped Protestant and Catholic attitudes to the Education Act. The Act created three categories of school. The first category consisted of 'provided' schools, which were built by newly established local education authorities, and 'transferred' schools, which were schools transferred to civic management by their former managers; both categories had their teachers' salaries paid by the Ministry of Education and all heating, cleaning, maintenance and capital expenditure covered by central and local government funds.
1103 In the following year the Boundary Commission carried out its investigations, touring Northern Ireland's border areas, taking evidence and considering submissions. In response, in the spring of 1925 Craig called a Northern Ireland general election on the issue of the border to demonstrate unionist hostility to the commission. In the end, however, the Boundary Commission was to secure Northern Ireland's boundaries, disappoint border nationalists, and produce a political crisis in the Free State.
But as long as the British Government was behind the Ulster Unionists, they would be difficult. The large minority within Northern Ireland was Michael Collins's immediate concern. ' The preference, he continued, of the majority in Tyrone and Fermanagh, more than half of Armagh, a great deal of Derry and a strip of Antrim should be under the jurisdiction of a Dublin parliament. Lloyd George conceded that if there were a plebiscite in Tyrone and Fermanagh there would be a Catholic majority but contended that there had to be a new unit and that the Six-County area had been acceptable to nationalists as preferable to a new delimitation of Ulster.
A History of Northern Ireland 1920-1996 by Thomas Hennessey