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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Vote Robert Bradford

Vote Robert Bradford

Poster issued by the United Ulster Unionist Council for one of the 1974 UK General Elections of that year. 'United Unionists, Vote Robert Bradford for...

UVF Long Kesh

UVF Long Kesh

Painted on glass placard dedicated to U.V.F, R.H.C., and Y.C.V. This picture features images associated with the Ulster Volunteer Force and linked par...

Ulster Defence Regiment

Ulster Defence Regiment

A recruitment brochure for the Ulster Defence Regiment portraying a UDR soldier in a more active pose....

BADGE; stamp

BADGE; stamp

Pin fastening badge with a piece of sponge adhered onto a piece of white cardboard which has the Ulster Vanguard Party Badge stamped on it. These were...

Force Feeding is Torture

Force Feeding is Torture

This poster is one of a series produced by supporters of eight republicans convicted of exploding car bombs in London in March 1973. The ten week long...

Victory to the IRA 1974

Victory to the IRA 1974

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...

You Can’t Have it Both Ways

You Can’t Have it Both Ways

Poster with Union Flag and Tricolour separated by an egg timer, 'You can't have it Both Ways; Council of Ireland, British Heritage. Save Ulster, Sign ...

Vote Paisley

Vote Paisley

An election poster produced for the Westminster Election Campaign, February 28th 1974. 'Vote Paisley, Service Ever - Surrender Never,' with a Union Ja...

Vote Vanguard Unionist

Vote Vanguard Unionist

Vanguard Unionist Party poster, blue and orange on white. 'Say Yes to the Party with an Honest Voice.' Poster for the Assembly Elections 1973. The par...

Allen & Young NILP

Allen & Young NILP

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster. No. 1 & 2 in order of your preference ALLEN & YOUNG NILP. Published by NILP, Cheviot Ave, Belfast....

Vote SDLP

Vote SDLP

Northern Ireland Local Government Elections 30th May 1973, SDLP Belfast Area D. Highlighting candidates; Gillespie, McCarron, mckenna, O'Connor, O'Don...

Vote Alliance 1,2 & 3

Vote Alliance 1,2 & 3

Poster with Alliance insignia, black text on lime green background. Alliance Party Candidates; Crothers, Gawn and Tomlin for South Antrim, Assembly El...

Vote SDLP

Vote SDLP

Northern Ireland Election poster, with printed black text, 'Vote SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party).' An early SDLP poster produced for the 197...

Border Poll 1973

Border Poll 1973

Border Poll 1973 The Alliance Party says - Without Britain we're Sunk! Published by the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Alliance Headquarters, 6 ...

Polling Day, Wednesday 30th May 1973

Polling Day, Wednesday 30th May 1973

POLLING CARD of William G Grady, Silverstream Drive, Belfast. Ballysillan. Local Elections Northern Ireland 1973....

UNITY IS STRENGTH

UNITY IS STRENGTH

Election literature, hand bill - UNITY IS STRENGTH. Only an Ulsterman can represent Ulstermen and women at Westminster. Vote Thus: PAISLEY. Published ...

Vote Kennedy

Vote Kennedy

Incomplete poster 'Vote Kennedy.' This poster refers to Paddy Kennedy. Standing for Republican Labour in West Belfast during the 1973 NI Assembly elec...

ORMEAU 1972

ORMEAU 1972

Sheet of 4 stickers ORMEAU 1972 Ulster Vanguard....

Dublin is Just a Sunningdale away

Dublin is Just a Sunningdale away

This poster was produced for the February 1974 UK General Election, at Westminster. 'Dublin is just a sunningdale away, Vote United Unionist - Paisley...

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 -...

Republican Movement

Republican Movement

Poster issued by Republican movement. Printed red on white. 'Republican Movement, Easter Parade Leaves Beechmount 3pm.'...

Andersontown News

Andersontown News

This poster advertises the Andersonstown News a local newspaper focussing on events in west Belfast. The paper was initially established in 1972 by Ba...

United Ulster Unionists

United Ulster Unionists

Leaflet; UUU Rt. Hon. Wm. Craig - East Belfast, Work together, Win together. Vote Craig, William X on Thursday 28th February 1974...

Ulster Defence Regiment

Ulster Defence Regiment

A recruitment leaflet for the Ulster Defence Regiment. 'The newest Regiment in the British Army.'...

Bodenstown 1972

Bodenstown 1972

Poster issued by Sinn Fein, black on white. 'Bodenstown 1972,' Wolfe Tone Commemoration Parade, Sallins, Co. Kilkare. Sunday June 18th 1972. Speaker, ...

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