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1969-72: Internment, Bloody Sunday and Direct Rule

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1969-72: Internment, Bloody Sunday and Direct Rule

The violence of August 1969 led to an increase in loyalist and republican paramilitary groups. Attempting to curtail IRA violence NI Prime Minister Brian Faulkner introduced internment without trial. However, this led to a dramatic increase in violence. Relations between the Army and Catholic working class areas reached their lowest point with Bloody Sunday in January 1972 when 14 men were shot dead by members of the Parachute Regiment in Derry. This event encouraged the UK government to assume complete control of security in Northern Ireland and led to the introduction of Direct Rule from Westminster and the suspension of the Northern Ireland parliament.

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Exploitation of the Tragedy that is Londonderry

Exploitation of the Tragedy that is Londonderry

Political pamphlet of a printed speech by Mr. Brian Faulkner, in Belfast, following the deaths of 13 people in the streets of Londonderry, 'Exploitati...

You Want Peace

You Want Peace

Leaflet published by the Alliance Party, 'You Want Peace - Republican & Loyalist areas both gripped by Terrorism. Alliance is for You.' An early recru...

UDA News

UDA News

Dundonald District UDA News. United We Stand. 8th Edition Vol.1 4th December, 1971. 'Home-produced' 8 page pamphlet with local news, comments, songs e...

Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, Belfast

Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, Belfast

'Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, Belfast at 2.30pm, Saturday 18th March 1972.' 'Unite for Ulster.' Ulster Vanguard was launched on 9 February and an...

Don't Fraternise!

Don't Fraternise!

Poster issued by Sinn Fein in 1970 as a response to the events of the Falls curfew imposed by the British Army over the period of 3-5 July 1970. The c...

Vote N. D. P.

Vote N. D. P.

Poster issued National Democratic Party, featuring candidate MacAllister for South Antrim for the Westminister Election, June 1970. 'Vote N. D. P. - M...

A Firebomber could be anyone in a crowd

A Firebomber could be anyone in a crowd

Official poster issued by the NI Government. 'A Firebomber could be anyone in a crowd - if you see anything suspicious - dial 999.' Printed black, whi...

Refuse Eire Money - Boycott

Refuse Eire Money - Boycott

Poster issued by the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee, an organisation chaired by Rev. Ian Paisley, in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The poster ...

Coulthard

Coulthard

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Coulthard for South Belfast, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peac...

Vote Labour

Vote Labour

Poster produced by the Irish Labour Party for the Dail election of 1969. In Dublin North Central Michael O’Leary was re-elected but William Cumiskey a...

Vanguard Unionist Party Rules & Constitution

Vanguard Unionist Party Rules & Constitution

Leaflet setting out the Rules and Constitution of the Vanguard Unionist Party, with amendments in pen. Ulster Vanguard was established by William Crai...

A Good Neighbour Votes Labour

A Good Neighbour Votes Labour

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster, black on yellow with peace dove motif and slogan: A Good Neighbour Votes Labour. For Westminister Election June ...

Resist Repression

Resist Repression

Poster issued by Republican Clubs. Black on white poster with art work showing a baton swinging, by Fitzpatrick. Produced by the Revolution Press. Art...

Coulthard

Coulthard

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster Vote for Coulthard for South Belfast Westminister Election, June 1970. This poster was produced by the NILP for t...

Vote Raymond Jordan

Vote Raymond Jordan

Vanguard Unionist poster 'Vote Raymond Jordan.' This poster was produced by Vanguard for the 1977 District Council elections. Raymond Jordan stood in ...

The First Sign of Hope

The First Sign of Hope

This recruiting poster was produced by the Alliance party in 1972 shortly after the introduction of Direct Rule in March that year. The First Sign of ...

Gerry Lewis for President

Gerry Lewis for President

Poster 'Gerry Lewis for President.' Successful candidate for position of President of Queens University Belfast in the Student's Union 1972 elections....

Vote Bleakley Labour

Vote Bleakley Labour

Poster issued and published by the Northern Ireland Labour Party. Printed black on white with Vote Bleakley Labour placed diagonally across rectangle....

Wanted for Stealing Fishing Rights

Wanted for Stealing Fishing Rights

Facsimile 'Wanted' poster with cartoon of a robber baron. Printed in black on a purple background. This was one of a number of posters produced by Peo...

Politics of Deception

Politics of Deception

Booklet entitled 'The Politics of Deception', written by Clifford Smyth, Vice-Chairman of the Ulster Young Unionist Council. A pamphlet which attacks ...

The Future of Northern Ireland

The Future of Northern Ireland

Booklet entitled 'The Future of Northern Ireland,' statement by The Rt Hon Wm. Craig on behalf of the United Loyalist Council, representing Ulster Van...

The Battle for Northern Ireland

The Battle for Northern Ireland

Booklet entitled 'The Battle for Northern Ireland', signed on front cover by Martin Smyth and Bill Gray; published by the County Grand Lodge of Belfas...

The Reform of Stormont

The Reform of Stormont

This pamphlet was produced by the reformist pressure group the New Ulster Movement in 1971. The NUM was formed early in 1969 and generally took a refo...

Can You Call Your Home A House?

Can You Call Your Home A House?

Poster published by the People's Democracy, printed in black hand lettering on red, with a silhouette of two adjoining houses. 'Can You Call Your Home...

Ulster Vanguard Club

Ulster Vanguard Club

Application form to join the Ulster Vanguard Club. In February 1972 William Craig formed Ulster Vanguard as an umbrella organisation in opposition to ...

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