How far from peace was Ireland by the end of the 20th Century

How far from peace was Ireland by the end of the 20th Century?

3.1 - The emergence of nationalist political parties

Social Democratic and Labour Party

  • Formed in August 1970
  • Led by Gerry Fitt
  • The SDLP was an anti-sectarian party; it supported power-sharing, the re-unification of Ireland, and the rights and issues of the working classes.
  • The SDLP also attracted some Protestant supporters, such as Ivan Cooper.

Sinn Féin

3.2 - Hunger Strikes, 1980-1981

Origins of the Hunger Strikes

  • In 1976, the British gove...

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