Northern Ireland in the 1960s
A description showing how developments in Northern Ireland in the 1960s lay the foundations of the Troubles. We see the leaders of Northern Ireland (Terence O’Neill) and the Republic of Ireland (Sean Lemass) meeting in friendship, alarming some Unionists. Ian Paisley is shown leading protests against O’Neill’s actions. The action then moves to focus on the emergence of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland and the ways in which the state reacted. The violent response of the police to a civil rights march in 1968 is documented with some graphic footage.