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The Longest Negotiation: an article on British policy and IRA strategy just published in Political Studies

During the course of the conflict in Northern Ireland it was frequently argued that the Provisional IRA did not understand the political dynamics of the situation and that the British state didn’t understand Irish Republicanism. In an article just published … Continue reading

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Michael Rodgers’ photos of Derry during the Troubles in the Field Day Review

A set of striking photographs of the civil rights movement and the early Troubles in Derry by local amateur photographer Michael Rodgers that have never been published before are the subject of two essays in the current issue of the … Continue reading

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Negotiating the Irish Hunger Strike of 1981

I have uploaded a preprint of an article I published originally in the Sunday Business Post [Dublin] on 1 January 2012:  Sun Bus Post jan 1 art Hunger Strike Here is an extract: “…Duddy’s papers, deposited at NUI Galway and … Continue reading

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‘Bloody Sunday: Error or Design?’ Free eprint now available online

Fifty eprints of this article about military and political decision-making on Bloody Sunday are now freely available through Taylor and Francis Online. Ó Dochartaigh, Niall (2010) ‘Bloody Sunday: Error or Design?’ Contemporary British History. 24 (1) 89-108. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/7DqMVWbFixfvMywgt9ED/full

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The role of an intermediary in back-channel negotiation: free eprint now available online

Fifty eprints of an article that I wrote about the role of Brendan Duddy as intermediary in the Irish peace process are now freely available online through Taylor and Francis Online. Ó Dochartaigh, Niall (2011) ‘The role of an intermediary … Continue reading

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Talking Peace: a witness seminar at the National University of Ireland Galway

Talking Peace: a witness seminar on communication, contact and dialogue aimed at reducing or ending violence in Northern Ireland. Wedns 16 May 2012, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway Participants include: Sir Kenneth Bloomfield: former head of the Northern … Continue reading

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IRA ceasefire 1975: extract online

The first half of an essay on the IRA ceasefire of 1975 that I published recently in the Field Day Review  is now freely available online at oconnellhouse.nd.edu/assets/54313/ira_ceasefire_1975.pdf. It includes new material from the private papers of both Brendan Duddy, … Continue reading

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