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Cruimh

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The Royal Irish Academy have made the 2018 edition of Irish Studies in International Affairs available for free download.
It is given over to discussions about the Good Friday Agreement, 20 years ago.

2018 of Irish Studies in International Affairs on JSTOR

Should be something of interest for most people:

Reflections on the Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace Process
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Stable URL: 2018 of Irish Studies in International Affairs on JSTOR


1. Reflecting on the Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace Process: 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement
John Doyle


2. The Background to the Peace Process
Martin Mansergh


3. ‘This tragic and most intractable problem’: the Reaction of the Department of External Affairs to the Outbreak of the Troubles in Northern Ireland
Michael Kennedy


4. A Year in the Life: Behind the Scenes in Irish Foreign Affairs in 1972
Noel Dorr


5. The 1974–5 Threat of a British Withdrawal from Northern Irelandnd
Garret FitzGerald


6. Northern Ireland: The War that came in from the Cold
Michael Cox


7. The Peace Process in South Africa, Israel and Northern Ireland: a Farewell to Arms?
Adrian Guelke


8. The United States and the Northern Irish Conflict 1969–94: from Indifference to Intervention
John Dumbrell


9. The Gerry Adams Visa in Anglo-American Relations
Timothy J. Lynch


10. Anglo-Irish Elite Cooperation and the Peace Process: the Impact of the EEC/EU
Clodagh Harris


11. Ripe moments for Exiting Political Violence: an Analysis of the Northern Ireland Case
Eileen Connolly and John Doyle
 


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I'd rather watch paint dry that waste my time with "history of that God forsaken place"
 

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A more sobering assessment from Padraig O'Malley of the excellent Boston Globe:

Protracted conflicts forge a sense of belonging, of connectedness, to a certain side. Behaviors evolve to manage the exigencies of war that do not easily adapt to post-conflict situations. In Northern Ireland, the uncertainties the peace agreement was supposed to address still remain and are easily exploited.

Northern Ireland has the highest level of suicide in Europe. Astonishingly, more people have died of suicide during 20 years of peace (about 4,500) than were killed during 30 years of conflict (over 3,600). According to research conducted by University of Ulster’s Siobhan O’Neill, the higher suicide rates are related to the conflict. Those in the age cohort with the highest rate of suicide were children and adolescents during the most intense periods of violence in the 1970s.

According to the World Health Organization, Northern Ireland has a higher rate of post-traumatic stress disorder than recorded in 30 other conflict regions, including Lebanon, Israel, and Iraq. In addition to the deaths over the course of the conflict, civilian injuries exceeded 100,000, which amounts to approximately one per seven families. One person in five reports having seen a corpse; 40 percent have direct knowledge of a conflict-related incident. Studies also establish intergenerational transmission of trauma. One in every five 18-year-olds suffers from a significant mental health problem.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/04/04/northern-ireland-still-need-healing/Nwjd99z2LHf2eqOEkGpjHJ/story.html
 

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Nothing from De Bert?
 

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The RIA have standards ....... :D
Well he did play a large part in the GFA and his daughter is a successful novelist.
A few words on the issue would be expected from a key player in the process.
 

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Martin Mans-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargghhhhhhhhhhh. Thar she blows. I'm still convinced that people are just being nice to him by crediting him with any part in the process.

For all we know he could have been issuing dire threats in ancient Greek the whole way through.
 

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Always thought Mansergh was half-Irish half-Comanche. It was years until I realised he was apparently speaking English.
 

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In fairness the mad idea of a single civil servant that amounted to nothing whatsoever (thank fup) is not worth much thought other than as an interesting footnote in an account of the CS in the post independence period maybe.
Interesting though.
 

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Nothing from De Bert?
He would love us all to forget what kind of a person he proved himself to be. He is disgraced and should remain ignored and irrelevant.
 

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Martin Mans-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargghhhhhhhhhhh. Thar she blows. I'm still convinced that people are just being nice to him by crediting him with any part in the process.

For all we know he could have been issuing dire threats in ancient Greek the whole way through.
Yea.
:D
His presence draws a quiet, wry grin from most people, I think.

I'd pay money to be a fly-on-the-wall looking at him at the annual Charvet Shirt shindig, their ardfheis !

This Tim Nice But Dim type rubbing shoulders with all these small town solicitors, and gombeen property developers. Being versed in Classical Studies meets animal cunning.

Mansergh was only ever a token Prod in FF. But it was in the northern talks he was most useful by just simply turning up. They felt they needed him to talk to the Jaffas, put them at their ease by talking to one of their own, as well as putting him on display:
"you fellas have nothing to worry about, shure look what lofty positions Prods can get to, Home Rule wasn't Rome Rule, honest. C'mon give us a chance!"
 

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Martin Mans-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargghhhhhhhhhhh. Thar she blows. I'm still convinced that people are just being nice to him by crediting him with any part in the process.

For all we know he could have been issuing dire threats in ancient Greek the whole way through.
He could have been the tea boy , or the messenger boy , who knows? I can't stand his voice, his looks , everything and anything about the man.A "Has been" who is now a "Had Been".
 

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In fairness the mad idea of a single civil servant that amounted to nothing whatsoever (thank fup) is not worth much thought other than as an interesting footnote in an account of the CS in the post independence period maybe.
Interesting though.

OK, but there's nothing very international about NI.

Except we needed them internationals to help quieten the place down and pay all the bills.
 


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