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The Arms Crisis Of 1970

Author : Michael Heney
ISBN : 9781789545616
Genre : History
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The number one Irish Times bestseller. 'An original and textured history of one of the most controversial and misunderstood episodes of modern Irish history' Diarmaid Ferriter. The arms crisis of 1970 came about when two Irish cabinet ministers, Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney, alongside an army officer and other figures, were accused by Taoiseach Jack Lynch of smuggling arms to the IRA in Northern Ireland. The criminal prosecution that followed, the Arms Trial, was a cause célèbre at the time; while it resulted in the acquittal of all the accused, the political crisis it generated was one of the major events of late twentieth-century Irish history. In the fifty years since, myth and controversy has surrounded the trial and its aftermath. Was the country really on the brink of a bloody civil war involving North and South? Did the two Ministers sacked by Lynch help generate the bloody campaign of the Provisional IRA – or were they set up by the Taoiseach as fall guys for an arms plot that was unofficially authorized but always deniable by Lynch? Was there, as is often claimed, a kind of coup in preparation that Lynch's prompt action foiled? A great deal of astonishing new evidence has been uncovered by Michael Heney in his research for this book, raising serious questions about Lynch and his relationship with future Taoiseach Charles Haughey. The book also contains the first comprehensive investigation into how the arms trial prosecution was mounted, and how the jury came to their verdict of acquittal. Heney's meticulous scholarship challenges much of the conventional wisdom about these sensational events. The Arms Crisis of 1970 is a major contribution to our understanding of a pivotal moment in postwar Irish history.

The Arms Trial

Author : Justin O'Brien
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029480006
Genre : History
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In 1970 cabinet ministers, Neil Blaney and Charles Haughey, were dismissed by the Taoiseach, for allegedly using government money to import arms for the fledgling IRA. This book charts the linkages between the struggle for power within the Fianna Fail cabinet and events on the streets of Ulster.

Deception And Lies

Author : David Burke
ISBN : 9781781177884
Genre : History
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In May of 1970, two government ministers were dismissed from Cabinet for allegedly purchasing guns for the IRA. The Taoiseach Jack Lynch disavowed any knowledge of the plot. Few believed him. Charles Haughey, Minister for Finance, a captain in Irish military intelligence along with two others were put on trial. All were acquitted. Haughey refused to talk about the crisis for the rest of his life. Fianna Fail endured decades of splits, turmoil and leadership heaves. Until now, no one has revealed the pivotal role of an IRA informer in the affair. The part he played became the best-kept State secret of the last half-century. The book also reveals a dirty tricks campaign by Britain’s Foreign Office to conceal the ancillary role of a British agent called Capt. Markham-Randall in the murder of Garda Richard Fallon on the eve of the eruption of the Arms Crisis.

A Failed Political Entity

Author : Stephen Kelly
ISBN : 9781785371028
Genre : History
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Charles Haughey maintained one of the most controversial and brilliant careers in the history of Irish politics, but for every stage in his mounting success there was one issue that complicated, and almost devastated, his ambitions to lead Irish politics: Northern Ireland. In ‘A Failed Political Entity’ Stephen Kelly uncovers the complex motives that underlie Haughey’s fervent attitude towards the political and sectarian violence that was raging across the border. Early in Haughey’s governmental career he took a hard line against the IRA, leading many to think he was antipathetic towards the situation in Northern Ireland. Then, in one of the most defining scandals in the history of modern Ireland – The Arms Crisis of 1970 – he was accused of attempting to supply northern nationalists with guns and ammunitions. Whilst his role in this murky affair almost ended his political career, the question of Northern Ireland was ever-binding and would deftly serve to bring Haughey back to power as taoiseach in 1979. Through recent access to an astonishing array of classified documents and extensive interviews, Stephen Kelly confronts every controversy, examining the genesis of Haughey’s attitude to Northern Ireland; allegations that Haughey played a key part in the formation of the Provisional IRA; the Haughey–Thatcher relationship; and Haughey’s leading hand in the early stages of the fledgling Northern Ireland peace process.

Negotiating A Settlement In Northern Ireland 1969 2019

Author : John Coakley
ISBN : 9780198841388
Genre : History
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Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland: From Sunningdale to St Andrews uses original material from witness seminars, elite interviews, and archive documents to explore the shape taken by the Irish peace process, and in particular to analyse the manner in which successful stages of this were negotiated. Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement of 1998 marked the end a 30-year conflict that had witnessed more than 3,000 deaths, thousands of injuries, catastrophic societal damage, and large-scale economic dislocation. This book traces the roots of the Agreement over the decades, stretching back to the Sunningdale conference of 1973 and extending up to at least the St Andrews Agreement of 2006. It describes the changing relationship between parties to the conflict (nationalist and unionist groups within Northern Ireland, and the Irish and British governments) and identifies three dimensions of significant change: new ways of implementing the concept of sovereignty, growing acceptance of power sharing, and the steady emergence of substantial equality in the socio-economic, cultural, and political domains. As well as placing this in the context of an extensive social science literature, the book innovates by looking at the manner in which those most closely involved understood the process in which they were engaged. The authors reproduce testimonies from witness seminars and interviews involving central actors, including former prime ministers, ministers, senior officials, and political advisors. They conclude that the outcome was shaped by a distinctive interaction between the conscious planning of these elites and changing demographic and political realities that themselves were, in a symbiotic way, consequences of decisions made in earlier years. They also note the extent to which this settlement has come under pressure from new notions of sovereignty implicit in the Brexit process.

Continuity Change And Crisis In Contemporary Ireland

Author : Brian Girvin
ISBN : 9781317966135
Genre : Political Science
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The focus of this book is to analyse from a number of perspectives the politics of change in Ireland north and south since 1969. The emergence of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the final push to gain entry to the EEC, changing social mores and severe economic difficulties all begin to appear on the horizon at this stage. While considerable change and, indeed, moments of extreme crisis, have taken place in areas such as Northern Ireland, the economy, moral politics, and Ireland’s attitude towards the European Union, continuity has also been a significant hallmark of Irish politics since 1969. This volume offers important perspectives and opens up new debates in explaining the phenomena of continuity, change and crisis in contemporary Ireland. New evidence on the origins of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the Arms Crisis, Ireland’s relationship with Europe, the process of social partnership, and the politics of morality all offer important fresh insights into how contemporary Ireland has functioned. Featuring a number of high profile scholars and uniquely dealing with both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, this volume argues that the intriguing feature of recent Irish history is not the absence of change but the extent to which change has been mediated by the existing political cultures, national traditions and long-standing institutions of both north and south. This book was based on a special issue of Irish Political Studies.

Collins German Dictionary

Author : Collins Uk
ISBN : 0007253427
Genre : English language
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The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

The Power Game

Author : Stephen Collins
ISBN : 0862787203
Genre : History
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New Updated Edition The Power Game lifts the lid on the modern struggles for power within Fianna Fáil, including the heaves against Charles Haughey and the shafting of Albert Reynolds. It also explores in detail the careers of Jack Lynch, Charles Haughey, Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern, and looks at the impact on the party of the explosive revelations at the judicial tribunals about the extent of corruption in Irish public life. New material: Stephen Collins examines the most recent disclosures concerning the arms crisis of 1970 and information released from the military archives.

Jack Lynch A Biography

Author : Dermot Keogh
ISBN : 9780717163762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jack Lynch is one of the most important and perhaps most underrated Irish political leaders of the twentieth century. A sportsman who won six All-Ireland medals in a row with Cork, he was also a civil servant and a barrister before being elected to Dáil Éireann in 1948. During his thirty-one years as a parliamentarian, he held the ministries of Education, Industry and Commerce, and Finance before succeeding Seán Lemass as Taoiseach in 1966. Lynch held office during the critical years of the late 1960s and early 1970s when Northern Ireland disintegrated and civil unrest swept through Belfast, Derry and other towns. This precipitated one of the worst crises in the history of the Irish state. Jack Lynch upheld the parliamentary democratic tradition at great personal and political cost, even to the point of fracturing the unity of his government and his party. If you want to know what happened during those terrible years, read this book.

Ireland S 1916 Rising

Author : Mark McCarthy
ISBN : 9781317112877
Genre : Science
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In light of its upcoming centenary in 2016, the time seems ripe to ask: why, how and in what ways has memory of Ireland’s 1916 Rising persisted over the decades? In pursuing answers to these questions, which are not only of historical concern, but of contemporary political and cultural importance, this book breaks new ground by offering a wide-ranging exploration of the making and remembrance of the story of 1916 in modern times. It draws together the interlocking dimensions of history-making, commemoration and heritage to reveal the Rising’s undeniable influence upon modern Ireland’s evolution, both instantaneous and long-term. In addition to furnishing a history of the tumultuous events of Easter 1916, which rattled the British Empire’s foundations and enthused independence movements elsewhere, Ireland’s 1916 Rising mainly concentrates on illuminating the evolving relationship between the Irish past and present. In doing so, it unearths the far-reaching political impacts and deep-seated cultural legacies of the actions taken by the rebels, as evidenced by the most pivotal episodes in the Rising’s commemoration and the myriad varieties of heritage associated with its memory. This volume also presents a wider perspective on the ways in which conceptualisations of heritage, culture and identity in Westernised societies are shaped by continuities and changes in politics, society and economy. In a topical conclusion, the book examines the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to the Garden of Remembrance in 2011, and looks to the Rising’s 100th anniversary by identifying the common ground that can be found in pluralist and reconciliatory approaches to remembrance.

Fianna F?il Irish Republicanism And The Northern Ireland Troubles 1968 2005

Author : Catherine O'Donnell
ISBN : 071653360X
Genre : History
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This book provides an examination of Fianna Fail's record on Northern Ireland since 1968. It outlines the party's response to the Troubles and its guiding principles in the search for the solution. Catherine O'Donnell argues that the relationship between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein is central to understanding Fianna Fail's role in the peace process, which began with the Fianna Fail-Sinn Fein talks in 1988. She investigates the implications of the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement for Fianna Fail's ideology and policy on Northern Ireland and highlights the continued centrality of the relationship between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein to the peace process and politics in the Republic of Ireland. As Sinn Fein make further electoral gains in the Republic of Ireland, this book will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how Republicanism is a contested electoral resource within southern politics.

Conflict Quarterly

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ISBN : UCAL:B4953480
Genre : International relations
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Irish Political Review ; The Northern Star

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132695003
Genre : Ireland
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From Parnell To Paisley

Author : Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid
ISBN : NWU:35556040815763
Genre : History
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This is a guide to over 100 years of Irish history. It is a sustained analysis of its constitutional and revolutionary politics and contributes to our understanding of the causes and consequences of constitutional and revolutionary politics there.

Conduct Unbecoming

Author : Des O'Malley
ISBN : 0717162265
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Candid, combative and entertaining, Conduct Unbecoming is a compelling account of an extraordinary career.

Jack Lynch

Author : Bruce Arnold
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025370441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jack Lynch lead Ireland through it's greatest time of crisis. Newly released documents reveal what really happened during the arms crisis and how Jack lynch became Ireland's most beloved Prime Minister. Bruce Arnold wrote about politics throughout Jack Lynch's leadership and came to know the man as well as the politician. His portrait is an insider's account of a remarkable career. The recent renewal of controversy surrounding the role of the Irish government during the Arms Crisis has catapulted former Prime Minister Jack Lynch back into headlines. This charismatic man led the Republic of Ireland from 1966 until the end of 1979. He governed through a period of crisis. No leader before him had been forced to dismiss senior Government colleagues on the suspicion of a conspiracy to subvert the State. No leader before him achieved an electoral victory comparable to his 1977 landslide. No-one so transformed thinking in the country about Northern Ireland and Britain, and about the use of violence as he did. He shaped the minds of a generation, and laid the foundations for reconciliation and progress in these islands.Whether in power or in opposition, his natural dignity and his innate leadership qualities gave him an authority which transcended party politics. During the only time he was not in power he was dubbed The Real Taoiseach, a sobriquet which expressed the high public regard in which he was always held. In an opinion poll held after his death, he was found to be the most popular leader of Ireland in history. He was an outstanding sportsman, one of God's gentlemen, and he had a will of steel. Natural, relaxed, gregarious, witty, and yet firm in his views and beliefs, he became the nation's leader in an entirely unique, never-to-be-repeated way. Bruce Arnold wrote about politics throughout Jack Lynch's leadership and came to know the man as well as the politician. His portrait is an insider's account of a remarkable career.

This Great Little Nation

Author : Gene Kerrigan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028784655
Genre : Corporations
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Short Fellow

Author : T. Ryle Dwyer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024922069
Genre : Ireland
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The Thimbleriggers

Author : James Kelly
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021979310
Genre : History
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A Social Science Bibliography Of Northern Ireland 1945 1983

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ISBN : 0853892296
Genre : Northern Ireland
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