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

Northern Ireland - source related questions and answers

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Korhan Uysal 11BW Northern Ireland Coursework 1. What can you learn from source A about the disadvantages faced by Catholics in Northern Ireland in the early 1960's? Source A is from an article in the 'Sunday Times' newspaper written in 1961. The article is regarding the numbers the discrimination faced by Catholics when trying to get work. The source explains how "[out of] 10,000 workers in a Belfast shipyard - the biggest single source of employment in the city - just 400 are Catholics." This means that only a mere 4% of workers are Catholic. We are then told about how "Fermanagh County Council itself employed 370 people; 322 of the posts, including the top ones, were filled by protestants." Even though, according to the source, "The population of Fermanagh was more than half Catholic." Source A tells us that Catholics were systematically excluded from desirable jobs in both towns and the countryside. 2. How useful are sources B + C in helping to asses the extent of discrimination against Catholics? Source B and C are both very useful but have their strengths and weaknesses. Source B is a quote from Billy Sinclair a former player-manager of Linfield. Sinclair explains how "If you're a Linfield scout and you see a lad who's good, the second or third question is, "What school did you go to son?" ...read more.

Middle

The march had been organised by a group called People's Democracy which had been formed on 9 October 1968 and mainly consisted of students from the Queen's University of Belfast. The march was intended to increase the pressure for social justice and to draw attention to events in Northern Ireland since the Londonderry March on 5 October 1968. On each day of the march groups of Loyalists confronted, jostled, and physically attacked those taking part in the march. At no time did the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), who were accompanying the march, make any effort to prevent these attacks. The most serious incidents occurred on the last day between Claudy and Londonderry. The march was ambushed at Burntollet Bridge by approximately 200 Loyalists, including off-duty members of the 'B-Specials', and 13 marchers required hospital treatment. The march was again attacked as it passed through the Waterside area of Derry. Later in the evening members of the RUC attacked people and property in the Bogside area of Londonderry sparking several days of serious rioting. And Bloody Sunday in which Members of the British army killed 13 supposedly innocent people and seriously injured another who later died in hospital during an illegal civil rights protest. It was a combination of these long term factors and these "trigger" factors that made Londonderry the centre of all the civil rights movements. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is probably to represent how religion influenced politics and everyone else but tried to stay out of the rest of their daily affairs. Unfortunately they didn't quite manage it and it was because of religious segregation and inequality based on religion that the Troubles came about in the first place. Finally there are 2 dates graffitied on the walls of the never ending staircase. These dates represent significant events in both Catholic and Protestant history. In 1690 the Battle of Boyne took place in which William the 3rd beat James the 2nd it was a great time in protestant history and in many protestant neighbourhoods you are bound to find a mural of it painted on a wall. 1916 was the year in which the Easter Rising took place. The Easter Rising is when a group of about 1000 to 1500 Irish men and women attempted to seize Dublin. Many of them died but it is still a great day in Catholic history because they also got their point out to a greater audience because many people found about what happened through the media. Again you will be able to find murals of this in many Catholic neighbourhoods. Overall I feel that this is an excellent portrayal of the Troubles because it shows how: political, social, religious, extremist, and historical factors all played a part in making the Troubles last well in to the 90's. ...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.

    For example, the first hunger striker who went to his death, Bobby Sands, on the day he went on hunger strike, 4,000 people watched in protest. We can take it that they all were hard-line Republicans. On the day he was buried, 70,000 marched in protest.

  2. The Irish Famine - source related study.

    one of them was James Fintan Lalor and he said: 'A people, whose land and lives are [...] in the keeping and custody of others instead of their own, are not in a position of common safety. The Irish Famine of 46 is example and proof.

  1. There has been conflict in Northern Ireland for many centuries. But I am specifically ...

    With this tension things like Gerrymandering and Catholics or Protestants being mistreated by the other, was like the last straw, so trouble then broke out. There are more reasons why the troubles broke out, but I think sources D to I do give sufficient evidence to explain why the troubles broke out in Northern Ireland in 1969.

  2. Northern Ireland Assignment Section 1: How have groups within each community tried to achieve ...

    Another Protestant system to prevent catholic influence was gerrymandering. This is a way of legally rigging the votes by the way that each area is divided up. Each local area was divided into districts called wards. The government made sure that the borders of these wards fell so that the majority in each ward was protestant.

  1. Is there sufficient evidence from sources D to J to explain why the troubles ...

    We don't know the authorship or why it was written; it could have been written to provoke Catholic sympathy. We also don't know what it was like before the evidence was published. Source G Source G is an artist's impression showing protestant women being attacked by Catholics.

  2. Study source J; do you agree with this portrayal of the reasons why troubles ...

    We say never, never, never, never. We prepared to lay down our lives for Ulster. I never thought I would live to see the day when 1912 was repeated." This also conveys to me partly why there was problem due to religion because Ian Paisley the man who said this statement was a religious figure, and

  1. What Happened at Sharpeville on 21st March 1960?Massacre or Self-Defence?

    From the information, the reliability of Source F, or any other source, is inconclusive. There is not enough evidence to determine whether it is an accurate response to the shootings at Sharpeville. 4) Which is more useful as evidence of what happened at Sharpeville, Source E or Source G?

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

    In 1969's Northern Ireland, despite the government's improvements of the 1950's and 60's, there was still evident inequality and discrimination. Police weren't supposed to take sides and religion wasn't supposed to affect their responsibilities, but it did.

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