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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Another Step Forward / Vote / SDLP

Another Step Forward / Vote / SDLP

Electoral poster. issuing authority : SDLP. 'Another Step Forward Vote SDLP', blue on day-glo orange....

Murder Murder

Murder Murder

Police leaflet appealing for information via the Confidential Telephone relating to the petrol bombing of the La Mon House Hotel, Gransha Road, Castle...

Kill Sectarianism not Workers

Kill Sectarianism not Workers

Poster issued by the Republican Clubs Secretariat. Inside a black border 'Kill Sectarianism not Workers.' The poster highlighted the party’s concerns...

Information - Big Picture

Information - Big Picture

A security forces poster from the mid 1970s asking the public to pass on information. On this occasion the poster asks the public to phone confidentia...

Boot of UDR Private

Boot of UDR Private

Boot worn by a Private of the 10th Battalion UDR when he was shot on the ankle when his patrol came under fire on the M1 bridge at Ladybrook. The boo...

Northern Ireland and the EEC

Northern Ireland and the EEC

Official poster issued from the Northern Ireland Office, 'Northern Ireland and the EEC.' Printed black and white on a pink background. This pamphlet w...

United Ulster Unionist Election Manifesto

United Ulster Unionist Election Manifesto

Election literature, United Ulster Unionist Election Manifesto - featuring William Craig, Reg Empey, Eileen Paisley, David McNarry & Peter Robinson. P...

1st Choice SMYTH

1st Choice SMYTH

Poster issued the Republican Clubs, The Worker's Party, '1st Choice, SMYTH, The Worker's Voice.' This poster refers to Kevin Smyth who stood as a Work...

VOTE NI LABOUR

VOTE NI LABOUR

Election Communication issued by the NILP. 'Vote NI Labour, 1 and 2 according to preference. DAVID BLEAKLEY & SANDY SCOTT.' Addressed to J Nesbitt, 19...

Vote SDLP / 1 McCloskey E.V. / A New North / A New Ireland

Vote SDLP / 1 McCloskey E.V. / A New North / A New Ireland

Electoral poster. issuing authority : SDLP. 'Vote SDLP 1 McCloskey E.V.; A New North; A New Ireland', black on day-glo pink....

Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell

Parliamentary General Election South Down Constituency, 'A Letter from the Ulster Unionist Candidate ENOCH POWELL - VOTE ULSTER UNIONIST Thursday, 3rd...

A Puzzled Voter!

A Puzzled Voter!

Poster issued by the Ulster Unionist Party for the 1975 Northern Ireland Convention Election. 'A Puzzled Voter!' A poetic contribution on the state o...

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

Electoral poster. issuing authority : SDLP. 'One Strong Voice Vote SDLP', black on day-glo green....

How Much Longer beofore you Join the Direct Rule Death Toll

How Much Longer beofore you Join the Direct Rule Death Toll

Poster issued by the United Unionist Action Council. 'How Much Longer beofore you Join the Direct Rule Death Toll. Restore Democracy - Save Ulster.' I...

Vote Mills

Vote Mills

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party for the 1977 council Bye-Election. Printed black text on white. This DUP poster may refer to M.T. Mills...

DUP - Paisley

DUP - Paisley

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party for the 1979 Westminster Election. 'Democratic Unionist vote for the Unionist you can trust - Paisley -...

Vanguard Unite for Ulster

Vanguard Unite for Ulster

Metal plaque 'Vanguard Unite for Ulster' with crown over red hand inset in star of David design....

Unstable Explosives

Unstable Explosives

A mid-1970s poster produced by the security forces warning that explosives can become unstable over time. Again the poster asks the public to pass on ...

1st Anniversary

1st Anniversary

Menu and invitation to a dinner in the Park Avenue Hotel Belfast to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Northern Ireland Executive, 28 May 1974 (UU...

£50,000 Reward for Information

£50,000 Reward for Information

This poster, offering a £50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of individuals for murder and explosions was produced in the 1970s. ...

Nobels Fredpris 1976

Nobels Fredpris 1976

Blue folder inscribed 'Nobels Fredpris 1976'. Record of Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Mairead Corrigan for 1976, awarded 10th December, Oslo, 1977....

Peace, Work & Class Politics

Peace, Work & Class Politics

Poster issued by The Workers' Party for the 1979 UK General Election. Printed red and black on white. 'Peace, Work & Class Politics.' The party ran ca...

The Struggle of the Irish People

The Struggle of the Irish People

Poster issued by Sinn Fein, 30 Gardiner Place, Dublin, during their anti-Imperialist festival July 22nd - August 3rd. This poster advertises one of tw...

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 orange....

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

Electoral poster. issuing authority : SDLP. 'One Strong Voice Vote SDLP', black on pink card...

Peace, Work & Democracy

Peace, Work & Democracy

Poster issued by The Workers' Party, printed on orange paper with red and black text. In the UK General Election of that year the party’s candidates r...

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

One Strong Voice / Vote SDLP

Electoral poster. issuing authority : SDLP. 'One Strong Voice Vote SDLP', black on day-glo red....

Vote HUME SDLP - Your No.1 for Europe

Vote HUME SDLP - Your No.1 for Europe

Election Leaflet - Vote HUME SDLP - Your No.1 for Europe. June 7th 1979 will be an historic date. The peoples of the member states of the European com...

Vote McMeekin

Vote McMeekin

Poster issued by the Democratic Unionist Party. Featuring an image of candidate McMeekin and image of the Union Flag. Produced for the 1977 District C...

Check on Your Children

Check on Your Children

Poster issued by the Northern Ireland Office. 'Make sure you know the score; 1. Where are you going?; 2. Who will you be with?; 3. What will you be do...

Vote No. 1 Lindsay

Vote No. 1 Lindsay

Poster issued by the Dominion Party. 'Council Elections in this area - Vote No. 1 Lindsay.' Printed in red and blue on a white background. Professor K...

Vote Jack Johnston

Vote Jack Johnston

Dungannon District Council election poster. Jack Johnston was a candidate in the Clogher Valley area in the 1977 election for Dungannon District Counc...

Peace, Work & Democracy

Peace, Work & Democracy

Poster issued by The Workers' Party for the 1979 Westminster election. In the UK General Election of that year the party’s candidates received 12,098 ...

Vote Newman

Vote Newman

A DUP poster for the District Council election of 1977. RJ Newman and P McCrea stood in Belfast Area A. Both were elected....

Ireland Honours Tone

Ireland Honours Tone

Poster issued by Sinn Fein, printed in green and orange on white. 'Republican Commemoration Committee, Bodenstown, Sunday 17th June 1979, Ireland Hono...

Defeat Incendiaries

Defeat Incendiaries

Poster issued by the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Featuring a photograph of an incendiary device. 'Defeat Incendiaries - Be Vigilant - Search Often.' Th...

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', red on day-glo yellow....

Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize for 1976 awarded to Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams on 10th December 1977 at the Oslo City Hall in Norway for their work to prom...

Mairtin O Cadhain

Mairtin O Cadhain

Poster issued by the Worker's Party, printed in white on black with half tone of head and shoulders of Mairtin O Cadhain. O Cadhain was a prominent Ir...

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 Hume

Vote Hume

Poster issued by the Social Democratic and Labour Party for the 1979 European Election. Printed red, green and black on white with a head and shoulder...

Ulster Defence Regiment For Peace Sake

Ulster Defence Regiment For Peace Sake

Sheet of 12, coloured UDR stickers, 'For Peace Sake,' issued by the Ulster Defence Regiment. Printed in yellow, red, blue and green. These brightly co...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1st Choice - Smyth

1st Choice - Smyth

Poster issued the Republican Clubs, The Worker's Party, '1st Choice, SMYTH, The Worker's Voice.' This poster refers to Kevin Smyth who stood as a Work...

Vote No

Vote No

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...

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