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‘Troubles’ Archive now online.

Minister Deenihan Launches Online ‘Troubles’ Archive

Official documents which show the Irish Government’s thinking on pivotal events during the ‘Troubles’ have been made be available online at the University of Ulster’s CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) website. Launched by the Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltach, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, the digitized records relating to the period 1970-1974, will now be accessible to the public thanks to a partnership project between the University and the National Archive, Ireland (NAI) http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/nai/.

The collection includes over 750 records, and covers key events in the period including the 1970 Arms Crisis, Anglo-Irish Relations, the Sunningdale Agreement and the Ulster Workers Strike. The items selected have been drawn from material which is already in the public domain, having been published under the ’30 year rule’, the time frame within which official documents are normally withheld.

It builds on a smaller selection of records from 1965 to 1969 which were launched by CAIN, (http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/nai/launch.html) which is based within INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) at the University of Ulster, and NAI in October 2012 and it is anticipated that the enhanced resource records will provide a valuable online resource for researchers looking for information on the conflict and politics of Northern Ireland during this period. >> http://news.ulster.ac.uk/releases/2013/7189.html
Minister Deenihan Launches Online ‘Troubles’ Archive news.ulster.ac.uk
Official documents which show the Irish Government’s thinking on pivotal events during the ‘Troubles’ have been made be available online at the University of Ulster’s CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) website.

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