It was late in the decade that any consciousness of the intractable problem of Ulster burst upon a reluctant English public. For fifty years the English had thankfully buried their awareness of Ireland in a deep tomb of indifference. Once the Home Rule issue had been settled, at least to the satisfaction of the mainland, there was only the occasional outrage by the Irish Republican Army — and they had become few and infrequent — to remind the shires and the suburbs that four hundred years of history was waiting to catch up with them.


Continental Drift Northern IRELAND Direct Rule Royal Ulster Constabulary Lame Duck 
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© Harold Jackson 1972

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