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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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 ...

Ulster's Finances

Ulster's Finances

Booklet entitled 'Ulster's Finances.' This pamphlet attacks the view that Northern Ireland would not be economically viable without economic support f...

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...

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...

The Future of Northern Ireland

The Future of Northern Ireland

Leaflet entitled 'The Future of Northern Ireland,' printed copy of a statement made by William Craig on behalf of the United Ulster Unionest Council r...

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 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 ...

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...

600 Imprisoned Without Trial

600 Imprisoned Without Trial

Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association poster, '600 Imprisoned Without Trial.' Long Kesh Concentration Camp, Christmas 1971. Red, white and yellow ...

Coulthard

Coulthard

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

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...

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...

Government Without Right

Government Without Right

Folded leaflet issued by Ulster Vanguard entitled 'Government Without Right.' Vanguard produced this leaflet in the wake of the suspension of the Nort...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Look Out - Dial 999

Look Out - Dial 999

Official poster produced by the Northern Ireland Government, 'People Injured, Less Jobs, Business Lost. That could be the result of a blaze started by...

Resurgence of the Majority

Resurgence of the Majority

Anti-Liberal article by Louis Gardner (Conservative Monday Club Ulster Committee) entitled 'Resurgence of the Majority.' This pamphlet argues that the...

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...

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...

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 ...

Ulster Vanguard Anthem

Ulster Vanguard Anthem

Leaflet containing a typed verses of a suggested Ulster Vanguard Anthem, to be sung to the tune of 'What a Friend We Have In Jesus', sent to William ...

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