• Thomas Hennessey


The first session of the Sunningdale Conference was given to opening statements by the Prime Minister, the Taoiseach, Faulkner, Fitt and Napier.1 Heath, who then proceeded to tear up the notion of a joint chairmanship with Cosgrave, took charge of the Conference; he began by recalling that the White Paper proposed a conference to discuss three interrelated objectives:
  1. 1.

    acceptance of the present status of Northern Ireland and of the possibility — which would have to be compatible with the principle of consent — of subsequent change in that status;

  2. 2.

    effective consultation and co-operation in Ireland for the benefit of North and South alike; and

  3. 3.

    the provision of a firm basis for concerted Governmental and community action against terrorist organisations.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Hennessey
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  1. 1.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUK

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