Introduction of internment to Northern Ireland in 1971

In the early 1970s, the IRA began a devastating campaign of bombings and assassinations against the security forces and civilian targets in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland government decided that the only way they could combat this campaign was to introduce internment - imprisonment without trial - for suspected terrorists. Interviewees then evaluate the impact of internment, and whether it was in fact counter-productive and actually helped the IRA.

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