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1975-79: Ulsterisation

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1975-79: Ulsterisation

Although the level of violence declined significantly in the late 1970s a stable political settlement still seemed unobtainable. A Constitutional Convention was elected in 1975 but its report reflected the views of the unionist majority and was unacceptable to the UK government and nationalists. This period saw expansion in the RUC and Ulster Defence Regiment with local recruits replacing the regular army. The Peace People formed in 1976 and campaigned for an end to violence by organising rallies and working to improve cross-community relations. In the same year the removal of Special Category Status from paramilitary prisoners led to an escalating series of protests by republican prisoners in an effort to have their position as something other than ordinary criminals recognised.

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You wouldn't give a terrorist a gun.. so don't let him have your car!

You wouldn't give a terrorist a gun.. so don't let him have your car!

Official poster issued for public safety-awareness. 'You wouldn't give a terrorist a gun.. so don't let him have your car! - Remember All car bombs ar...

Why Sinn Fein asks you to Boycott the Convention Elections

Why Sinn Fein asks you to Boycott the Convention Elections

Leaflet; Why Sinn Fein asks you to Boycott the Convention Elections. 'Ireland unfree shall never be at peace - ONE STRONG VOICE - BOYCOTT.'...

Statement Issued by Belfast Brigade

Statement Issued by Belfast Brigade

Statement Issued by Belfast Brigade IRA. Following the Incident in Twinbrook on Tuesday 27th Feb the Belfast Brigade have carried out a full detailed ...

Candidates for South Ulster

Candidates for South Ulster

Election literature; Candidates for South Ulster - United Ulster Unionist Party (Vanguard Unionist Party) No.1 JORDAN - No.2 TRIMBLE. Published by Ma...

All we ask - Facts

All we ask - Facts

Poster issued by the UDA (Ulster Defence Association), highlighting the conditions of loyalist prisoners and arguing that republican prisoners receive...

A New North / A New Ireland / Vote SDLP

A New North / A New Ireland / Vote SDLP

Electoral poster. issuing authority : SDLP. 'A New North; A New Ireland; Vote SDLP', black on day-glo green....

Workers Kill Sectarianism!

Workers Kill Sectarianism!

Poster issued by the Republican Clubs. 'Workers, Kill Sectarianism!' Printed in black and red on white with a hand with pliers squeezing a snake. The ...

Vote Smyth - Official Ulster Unionist

Vote Smyth - Official Ulster Unionist

Poster produced by the Ulster Unionist Party for the UK general Election of 1979. Printed red and blue on white with a Union flag behind a photograph ...

Your Chaps are Alive and Well

Your Chaps are Alive and Well

This People’s Democracy poster was produced in the 1970s and uses an image and text comparing the British Army to Nazis. Printed white, black and red ...

Unionist UPNI

Unionist UPNI

Election literature; UNIONIST UPNI. The UPNI and the Convention. Union & Partnership. Published by UPNI, Mayfair Buildings, Belfast. Printed by Brough...

Stamp out the UDR

Stamp out the UDR

Postcard produced by the People’s Democracy. 'Stamp out the UDR, The Miami Showband Murderers.' Produced in the wake of the Miami Showband murders of ...

EOLAS

EOLAS

International Newsletter EOLAS, (meaning information in English) No. 28, April 1975. The Enemy is Imperialism - British Imperialism. Eolas - to keep o...

For Ireland's Sake - Boycott

For Ireland's Sake - Boycott

A Sinn Fein poster from 1975 calling on voters to boycott the Northern Ireland Convention elections of that year. Printed green on white. 'For Ireland...

Paisley

Paisley

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party for the 1979 European Election. Printed red and blue print with an image of the Union Flag and head and...

British Democracy or Brussels Dictorship - Which? Vote No to the Common Market

British Democracy or Brussels Dictorship - Which? Vote No to the Common Market

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party. Printed in red and black on white. 'British Democracy or Brussels Dictorship - Which? Vote No to the C...

UDA – UDR – UVF Spot the Difference?

UDA – UDR – UVF Spot the Difference?

Postcard issued by the People's Democracy. 'UDA – UDR – UVF Spot the Difference.' A mid-1970s postcard from the People’s Democracy attacking the Ulste...

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

Poster issued by the SDLP, the Social Democratic and Labour Party, for the 1975 Northern Ireland Convention Election. 'One Strong Voice - Vote SDLP.' ...

Tufty Says Keep Out

Tufty Says Keep Out

This Northern Ireland Office poster is aimed at keeping children away from derelict buildings. The poster uses the cartoon figure of Tufty the squirre...

Don't Become a Murder Victim

Don't Become a Murder Victim

This hard-hitting poster was produced by the security forces in the mid 1970s. The poster indicates a number of precautions which individuals can take...

Fortnight

Fortnight

Fortnight magazine provided independent commentary on Northern Ireland politics, culture and society from it’s launch in 1970 until it’s final edition...

Oliver Napier - Your voice in Europe

Oliver Napier - Your voice in Europe

Election Communication - European Election - 7th June 1979. ALLIANCE - The Party for EUROPE. Oliver Napier - Your voice in Europe. Published by John C...

Internment.. Is this Justice?

Internment.. Is this Justice?

Black and white poster published by the London based Anti-Internment League which was formed by a collection of Irish and left-wing interest groups in...

Vote Alliance

Vote Alliance

Poster issued by the Alliance Party for the 1975 Northern Ireland Convention Election. 'In your heart you know it's right - Vote Alliance.' Printed bl...

Vote No. 1 McAuley

Vote No. 1 McAuley

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party for the 1977 Council Bye-Election. This poster may refer to R. McAuley DUP candidate in the 1977 Distri...

Paisley

Paisley

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party for the first European Parliamentary Elections in 1979. Ian Paisley topped the poll with 29.8% of first...

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