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Irish Times: The British State’s Attempt to Deal with the IRA


Dr.John Bew covered the release of British State Papers for the Irish Times, revealing new documents which shed light on the British state’s attempt to deal with the IRA during the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’.  This consisted of four editorial pieces, all of which are provided in the links below.


Haughey backed British stance on hunger strikers, Thatcher claimed

Thatcher urged to adopt softly-softly approach with Haughey

Pope told bishops to seek end to hunger strike

IRA leaders ‘deeply disliked’ 1980 hunger strike