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Describe the disadvantages faced by the Catholics in Northern Irelandin the mid 1960's

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Describe the disadvantages faced by the Catholics in Northern Ireland in the mid 1960's In the mid 1960's Catholics were under many heavy disadvantages. Employment, the law, education and housing are very main points in which affect the civil rights of the Catholics. Many Catholics were unemployed; businesses and industries were more than often set up in protestant areas leaving Catholics a lot less chance of getting a job, for example. ...read more.

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Two thirds of the houses built by the local authorities went to Protestants, the authorities tried to cut down on the amount of catholic houses, as you could only vote if you owned a home. Education was also a very unfair criticism again towards the Catholics. Catholics always had the worst equipment where as the protestant schools had the best (the total opposite). Gerrymandering was ensuring that there was no way possible that the Catholics could successfully elect there priminister. ...read more.

Conclusion

Yet another main factor was that politics in Northern Ireland was dominated by the Ulster unionist party. The Catholics would not even turn to the law officials as so many police officers were members of the orange county. The RUC was overwhelmingly Protestants, with about six times more protestant officers than catholic. Over all in Northern Ireland Catholics had no rights, They suffered due to there lack of control, Catholics had just no way of changing their horrible way of life Adam Harris Coursework ...read more.

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