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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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Coulthard

Coulthard

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Vanguard Notice

Vanguard Notice

'Vanguard Notice' advising that the organisation has instructed associate members of the Loyalist Association of Workers within Vanguard whio work in ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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 ...

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...

For God and Ulster

For God and Ulster

Woodvale Defence Association (W.D.A) Newsletter, Price 3 pence. Includes a memoriam to the three Scottish soldiers who were murdered in Ligoniel 10 Ma...

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...

Conflict in Northern Ireland

Conflict in Northern Ireland

Booklet entitled 'Conflict in Northern Ireland' by Hugh Shearman, reprinted from the Year Book of World Affairs, 1970. A description and analysis of e...

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...

Photographic print

Photographic print

Photomontage of image of Vanguard leader Willaim Craig and image of Terrence O'Neill mounted together on board. Unionist rivals Terence O’Neill and Wi...

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 ...

Insurrection

Insurrection

National Democratic Group poster, 'The only Direction is - Insurrection. The only Solution is Revolution.' Advertising for a meeting held in the Minor...

McHugh

McHugh

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate McHugh for north Antrim, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace do...

They could be firebombs

They could be firebombs

Official poster produced by the NI Government, 'They may look harmless but they could be firebombs - Report anything suspicious.' Printed white, red, ...

For God and Ulster - Emergency

For God and Ulster - Emergency

A poster from the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee which was established by Rev. Ian Paisley in 1966. 'For God and Ulster - Emergency, All Protes...

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...

Don't Pay Their Rent

Don't Pay Their Rent

Poster published by the People's Democracy. 'Don't Pay Their Rent.' Printed in black hand lettering on a light blue background with a cartoon image of...

You have been Taught to Hate and Fear

You have been Taught to Hate and Fear

This poster was produced by Women Together which became active in cross-community activity in late 1970. The organisation later became Women Together ...

Bleakley

Bleakley

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Bleakley for East Belfast, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace ...

Johnson

Johnson

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Johnson for South Antrim, Westminister Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace ...

Nusight

Nusight

Magazine; NUSIGHT - Ireland's Newsmagazine, September 1969. The North - No Bottles, No Rights. National Newsmagazine, published monthly by NUSIGHT LIM...

Shankill Road Orange Week

Shankill Road Orange Week

Poster; Shankill Road Orange Week, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th July 1970. Band Contests, Singing Competitions, etc. including 'Miss Shankill' in tradit...

Join Now

Join Now

Poster published in 1972 by South Antrim SDLP Branch. 'Join Now,' red text on light green background. An early recruiting poster for the Social Democr...

The party of the People

The party of the People

Ulster Unionist Council Annual report for 1971 'The Party of the People.'...

The Massacre of the Protestants in 1641

The Massacre of the Protestants in 1641

Leaflet entitled 'The Massacre of the Protestants in 1641 and The Seige of Londonderry' revised and published by the Ulster Loyalist Association. An o...

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