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1972-74: Height of Violence

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1972-74: Height of Violence

The period from 1972 to 1974 saw the level of violence peak, in 1972 alone nearly five hundred people were killed. At a conference in Sunningdale in England in December 1973 an agreement was reached which set out a structure for a new executive that would include an 'Irish Dimension' linking Northern Ireland and the Republic. Most unionists were opposed to the agreement because they believed it would lead to a united Ireland. In May 1974 a loyalist industrial stoppage in opposition to Sunningdale brought Northern Ireland's economy to a standstill and unionist members resigned from the Northern Ireland Executive bringing the Sunningdale deal to a close.

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HAT; Ulster Defence Association Camouflaged Hat

HAT; Ulster Defence Association Camouflaged Hat

Ulster Defence Association camouflaged hat. Button up side piece, printed triangular badge of violet with purple outline map of the six counties, unde...

O' Reilly

O' Reilly

Green and white poster for James O'Reilly for South Down, an Independant Nationalist candidate for Assembly Elections 1973. O'Reilly received 2,000 fi...

The Shankill Disturbances

The Shankill Disturbances

Booklet entitled 'The Shankill Disturbances.' A Series of Eye-Witness Accounts compiled by an Ulster Defence Association Press Team.' This unofficial ...

British Connection

British Connection

Poster issued by the Unionist Publicity Department in March 1973 to urge support for the British connection during the Referendum on the subject. Prin...

Weekly Report

Weekly Report

Weekly Report, 1-7 October 1973 Issue 30. Headlines include 'Court News, 'Arms and Explosives Finds.' This weekly report provided a round up of news f...

VOTE PAISLEY

VOTE PAISLEY

Adhesive circular badge; VOTE PAISLEY, Printed and published by Puritan Printing Co. Ltd....

'74 The Year of Liberty

'74 The Year of Liberty

Poster produced by the Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army) in early 1974. Black and white photographic image of a man with a mask behind a wall wi...

Steveson No. 1

Steveson No. 1

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster featuring candidate Stevenson for Derry, poster produced for the Northern Ireland Assembly election of June 1973....

SDLP Vote Caraher

SDLP Vote Caraher

Poster issued by the SDLP, Candidate Caraher for South Belfast Assembly Elections 1973. Ben Caraher stood for the SDLP in South Belfast and received 3...

ULSTER

ULSTER

Ulster Vanguard Pass, R. Craig, stamped Central Vanguard Committee....

Your No. 1 Vote Herron for East Belfast

Your No. 1 Vote Herron for East Belfast

Loyalist poster printed blue on white. Loyalist Coalition Candidate T. Herron for East Belfast Assembly Elections 1973. UDA Vice-Chairman stood as a V...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

One of a series of pictures taken by loyalist prisoners inside the Maze Prison, often referred to as Long Kesh by both loyalist and republican prisone...

Vote Vanguard Unionist

Vote Vanguard Unionist

Vanguard Unionist Party poster, blue and orange on white. 'Say Yes to the Unionism of Carson & Craig.' Poster for the Assembly Elections 1973. The par...

For East - David Bleakley

For East - David Bleakley

Election Comminication; For East - David Bleakley, the Kind of Man we Need at Westminister. Printed & Published by NILP, 5 Cheviot Ave, Belfast....

O' Higgins for President

O' Higgins for President

Irish Presidential Election poster for Thomas O'Higgins for President. Coloured image of O'Higgins with white lettering with green and orange backgrou...

Joe McCann, Soldier of the People

Joe McCann, Soldier of the People

This poster featuring the silhouette image of Official IRA activist Joe McCann, taken from a photograph which featured in Life magazine. 'Joe McCann -...

The Facts that Matter

The Facts that Matter

Newspaper style poster published by the Ulster Vanguard. 'The Facts that Matter. The Important Facts and the Right Attitudes, the Rt. Hon. Wm. Craig M...

Vote Alliance

Vote Alliance

Poster issued by the Alliance Party for the 1973 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. 'Vote Alliance for a New Start.' Printed black and red on bright ...

Victory to the IRA

Victory to the IRA

Poster issued by the I. R. A., Irish Republican Army, printed in pink with black text, over an image of a of an IRA activist with a machine-gun in Der...

Keep the Link

Keep the Link

Election communication, Keep the Link Vote Yes to Britain on March 8th Ulster Unionist Party. Safeguard your Future - Keep Ulster British. Printed by...

Watch What You Say

Watch What You Say

Poster produced by the Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army) in early 1974, printed green on white, 'This soldier could be standing beside you, Watc...

SUPPORT THE S.D.L.P. / VOTE S.D.L.P. 1 & 2

SUPPORT THE S.D.L.P. / VOTE S.D.L.P. 1 & 2

Northern Ireland Election poster; issuing authority : SDLP. green strip at top and bottom : photographs of candidates John O'Hagan and John Turnly....

James Connolly Commemoration Ceili

James Connolly Commemoration Ceili

Poster advertisement for the 'James Connolly Commemoration Ceili.' Ceili to be held in Fiesta Ballroom, in Hamilton Street, Belfast, 22nd May 1974. Pr...

Vote Vanguard Unionist

Vote Vanguard Unionist

Ulster Vanguard poster printed blue on white. Vanguard Unionist and Loyalist coalition candidates for North Antrim, Assembly Elections 1973. Candidate...

Murder

Murder

Anti-British Government banner style poster 'Murder: Derry 13/Winchester 4.' Printed red and white on red background. This poster is one of a series p...

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