• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Northern Ireland Course work Sources Questions

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Northern Ireland Course work Question 1 In Northern Ireland today there is a conflict being fought. Ireland was divided in 1921 it had previously been completely under British rule, Northern Ireland or Ulster remained under British rule and southern Ireland or Eire was created as a free state. The catholic people in Ireland had always wanted independence and most of them had it. In the North of Ireland many people are protestant and feel firmly British and want to remain in the U.K. Some people are Catholic and want independence as well as a united Ireland. Some Catholics in Ulster began to think, in 1969-70 that political means would not get them a united Ireland, so they turned to terrorism and became involved with the I.R.A. These people are Republicans. Some Protestants saw the violence and formed their own militant groups to get back at Catholic terrorists, these people are loyalists. Later on both Catholics and Protestants saw the need for political parties. Catholics who try to achieve their goals politically are called nationalists. Members of protestant political parties are called unionists. Recently the I.R.A. has called cease-fires, this has prompted some members to form splinter groups such as the continuity I.R.A. and the real I.R.A. these groups are still actively violent. ...read more.

Middle

The orange order was founded in 1795 to keep the protestant religion alive in Northern Ireland; they march every July to celebrate the victory of William of Orange over the Irish at the battle of the Boyne. The routs of the marches sometimes take them through catholic areas, the Catholics do not like this and fell they are being insulted. I do not fell this is as important because if the marches were the only source of tension in Northern Ireland then I don't think there would be as much violence, it is one thing to be insulted it is another to have your family shot, bombed and or killed. Overall I think the main cause of the continuing conflict is the Republican violence. This is because it creates a cycle of retaliation from protestant paramilitaries and makes future generations of Catholics and Protestants hate each other. The Battle of Boyne is not as important because it was so long ago. The creation of the Irish Free State is less important because the fact that Catholics in Northern Ireland don't have independence takes a back seat to the hatred and animosity between the two factions, the bombing and violence is carried out more for revenge than to get independence. Bloody Sunday may have added to the conflict but is less important because it was a product of the violence. ...read more.

Conclusion

Later During the Anglo-Irish war he lead the fight against the English actively fighting for freedom. His popularity with the Irish at this time was huge, he inspired the people, and without him the war might have gone badly. The thing he did which had the most impact on Northern Ireland was to sign the treaty that created it, we can never know what would have happened at the conference without Michael, someone else might have refused the creation of the Irish Free State without Ulster and prolonged the war with Britain. What is for certain is that his role in the creation of Northern Ireland was immense. The civil war that followed the treaty signing was very bad for Michael Collins, some of the people were not happy with the treaty and by arming all Catholics in the north, that is pro-and anti- treaty troops, he gave the rebels in the south a licence to put armed resistance. His influence over some of the people was completely gone, but many still agreed with his choice, showing the huge impact he had on Northern Ireland and it's people. Today he is remembered by the Irish as a National hero not the man that gave away Ulster, this shows that all of his good qualities are remembered and he still inspires the people to be patriotic. - By Elliott Prince ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Northern Ireland 1965-85 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Northern Ireland 1965-85 essays

  1. The History of Conflict in Ireland.

    So, the Republican movement was fighting on two fronts. They were fighting on the front of their own historic sense of destiny, which they saw as going in the right direction.

  2. How Did the Catholics Grow To hate the Protestants?

    The Orange Order sends 102 delegates to the 860 - strong Ulster Unionist Council. The Order has rejected the all - peace agreement in Northern Ireland and has urged its thousands of members to vote 'no' to the deal in the May referendum.

  1. Free essay

    Which Of The Following Events Has Had The Biggest Impact On The History Of ...

    huge impact it was mealy replaced with the Ulster Defence Regiment and they took over the job of protecting the people. Overall Bloody Sunday hit the people hardest as it was all put on live TV so it was seen not only by Northern Ireland but England, which placed the

  2. Why was Ireland partioned in 1922?

    As the Nationalists were so determined to achieve Home Rule, Redmond, the leader of the group, formed a Nationalists modern political party that started to successfully win seats regularly in Parliament. As we know already, Unionists opposed Home Rule so they decided to elect Carson as the Unionist leader in

  1. Ireland - Modern World Study

    Two people were killed, 100 were injured and damage of �85 million was caused. The IRA said that they had no knowledge of the bomb and that there was 'considerable danger that the authority of people like Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams had been undermined.' The cease-fire lasted 17 months.

  2. Local and National Provision - athletics in Northern Ireland

    U.K athletics also has a talent identification scheme aimed at talented 13-16 year olds and ensuring that they do not drop out of athletics and bring new children into athletics. They will train together once or twice a week and be given advice on training and medical support.

  1. The Irish Republican Army: Before and After 1968

    It was during this period that the people were more concerned with the provision of frugal comfort for the poor, tax rebates for the rich, and a special position for the Church7, all of which was quite possible under the new welfare state.

  2. Is there sufficient evidence in Sources D to J to explain why the troubles ...

    a brief program note, however, I will try to clarify some of the key forces at work in my research. King Henry VIII "officially" claimed Ireland as part of Great Britain in the early 1500s. This proclamation however, did little to change the day to day lives of the native Irish.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work