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Abercorn restaurant bombing 1972
Abercorn restaurant bombing 1972

Duration: 03:35

Tom McFarlane describes how he survived an IRA bomb in 1972 and how this has affected him.

 
Background to the Good Friday Agreement
Background to the Good Friday Agreement

Duration: 04:13

By 1998 the political situation in Northern Ireland combined hope and despair. Despite the difficulties, there were signs that each of the groups was prepared to give ground to make an agreement work.

 
Bloody Sunday 1972
Bloody Sunday 1972

Duration: 06:00

In January 1972 a huge Civil Rights march ended in chaos as British paratroopers shot dead 13 protesters. Each side accused the other of reckless shooting.

 
British government apologises for Bloody Sunday
British government apologises for Bloody Sunday

Duration: 02:08

The publication of the Saville Report into the events of Bloody Sunday on 30th January 1972. British Prime Minister David Cameron apologises for Bloody Sunday

 
British troops arrive to keep peace 1969
British troops arrive to keep peace 1969

Duration: 05:59

Rising sectarian violence due to the Battle of the Bogside in the summer of 1969, eventually led to the introduction of British troops into Northern Ireland.

 
Catholic pub bombed by Loyalists 1971
Catholic pub bombed by Loyalists 1971

Duration: 02:36

Journalist John McGurk describes the horrific experience he had as a ten year old boy when his family’s pub was bombed.

 
Civil Rights and unrest in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s
Civil Rights and unrest in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s

Duration: 05:25

A summary of the reasons why Northern Ireland was facing high levels of tension and outbreaks of violence in the late 1960s. The views of different sides are explored.

 
Enniskillen bomb 1987
Enniskillen bomb 1987

Duration: 02:20

A survivor of the 1987 IRA bomb in Enniskillen recalls the events.

 
Hunger strikers stand in elections
Hunger strikers stand in elections

Duration: 04:40

Republican hunger strikers stood in elections in the 1980s even though they were still in prison.

 
Importance of the Good Friday Agreement 1998
Importance of the Good Friday Agreement 1998

Duration: 05:14

The Anglo Irish Agreement of 1998 is generally seen as the turning point in the Northern Ireland conflict. This report shows how the leaders of the various Northern Ireland parties reacted to it.

 
Introduction of internment 1971
Introduction of internment 1971

Duration: 02:13

A look at the reasons for why Faulkner introduced the internment imprisonment without trial and the impact it had in Northern Ireland in 1971.

 
John Hume protests about internment 1971
John Hume protests about internment 1971

Duration: 02:18

An interview with John Hume on the conditions of detainees under internment and a look at the tension caused, when the government introduced internment into Northern Ireland in 1971.

 
Living with conflict in Northern Ireland
Living with conflict in Northern Ireland

Duration: 03:03

The experiences of a small Loyalist community, surrounded by a larger Nationalist area of Belfast.

 
Loyalist concerns about developments in the 1980s
Loyalist concerns about developments in the 1980s

Duration: 05:10

Loyalists became increasingly concerned about the rise of Sinn Fein and the IRA in the 1980s and then by government initiatives like the Anglo Irish Agreement of 1985.

 
Nationalists begin to clash with the British Army
Nationalists begin to clash with the British Army

Duration: 04:50

British troops were at first welcomed in Northern Ireland’s Nationalist communities but within a relatively short space of time the relationship had turned sour and was replaced by suspicion and violence.

 
Northern Ireland in the 1960s
Northern Ireland in the 1960s

Duration: 04:13

Attempts to improve relations between Protestants and Catholics in Ireland fail, and civil rights demonstrations result in violence.

 
Northern Ireland’s election campaign in 1966
Northern Ireland’s election campaign in 1966

Duration: 06:16

An election campaign in 1966 reveals some of the issues which divided Northern Ireland in the 1960s.

 
Omagh bomb 1998
Omagh bomb 1998

Duration: 03:30

The impact of the Omagh bomb attack of August 1998, which killed 29 people and injured many more.

 
Orange marches
Orange marches

Duration: 05:04

Report by Jeremy Vine on the confrontation between the Orange Order and the nationalist communities of Portadown, NI. Unionists and Nationalists both believe that their communities and identities are under threat.

 
People's Democracy March, January 1969
People's Democracy March, January 1969

Duration: 03:40

People's Democracy was a radical sub-group of the Civil Rights movement. They organised a march across Northern Ireland in January 1969 and the march resulted in serious violence. The role of the police was criticised and was followed by an investigation.

 
Policing in South Armagh 1976
Policing in South Armagh 1976

Duration: 03:42

South Armagh was one of the IRA’s strongest areas of support. This report looks at how the security forces tried to operate in this extremely dangerous environment.

 
Protests against the Anglo Irish Agreement
Protests against the Anglo Irish Agreement

Duration: 04:57

Protests against the Anglo Irish Agreement are analysed in terms of their effectiveness but also their intent and organisation. Questions are raised about exactly who was running the protests, and there are interviews with politicians and paramilitaries from the Unionist side.

 
Reactions to the Good Friday Agreement 1998
Reactions to the Good Friday Agreement 1998

Duration: 03:08

BBC news reports the signing of the Good Friday peace agreement in Belfast in 1998 and assesses the importance of the deal and the reactions of people and politicians to it.

 
Sinn Fein in action in the 1980s
Sinn Fein in action in the 1980s

Duration: 05:52

The methods used by Sinn Fein to generate and maintain support of the Nationalist community in Northern Ireland.

 
The boy in the mural
The boy in the mural

Duration: 02:18

Memories of a young boy involved in riots in Derry in 1969.

 
The Catholic community's views on the IRA in 1970
The Catholic community's views on the IRA in 1970

Duration: 04:22

The views of the moderate Catholic community in Northern Ireland near the beginning of the Troubles.

 
Ulster Workers Council strike 1974
Ulster Workers Council strike 1974

Duration: 03:10

The Loyalist strike of 1974 made it impossible for the British and Irish governments to introduce the power sharing agreement they reached in Sunningdale in 1974.

 
Unionist politicians deny they inspired Loyalist paramilitaries
Unionist politicians deny they inspired Loyalist paramilitaries

Duration: 05:27

By 1972 Unionists in Northern Ireland were feeling under threat. Large numbers joined organisations like Ulster Vanguard, while some started to form paramilitary groups to take violence to the IRA who were attacking them.

 
Unionist reactions to the Civil Rights movement
Unionist reactions to the Civil Rights movement

Duration: 03:48

The events and impact of the early Civil Rights protests is examined, especially it’s impact on Unionist politicians and activists.

 
Unionists remember their past
Unionists remember their past

Duration: 04:22

The power and influence of historical memory on the Unionist community is analysed, exploring how memory keeps traditions and culture alive but also had a darker side.

 
Victims of the Enniskillen bomb 1987
Victims of the Enniskillen bomb 1987

Duration: 02:14

The impact of the IRA bomb at Enniskillen on some of the victims.

 
Young people and the Troubles
Young people and the Troubles

Duration: 04:12

Sixth form students in Northern Ireland in 1984 explain their views on politics and violence and their support for Sinn Fein and the IRA.

 

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