Peace process in Northern Ireland
These resources have been compiled to support a new pilot scheme in Blackpool which was devising a study unit on the peace process for Key Stage 3 in August 2007.
Final draft of unit, 23 October 2007
|Why are Protestants & Catholics willing to share power in Northern Ireland now & not earlier? |
A three-lesson, classifying & summarising exercise, implementing the Key Stage 3 Strategy in the Foundation Subjects:
Lesson 1 Now & then
Lesson 2 How did we get from then to now?
Lesson 3 Where do we go from here?
1. The study unit (pdf)
2. Collages used in Lesson 1 (PowerPoint)
3. More cards for use in Lesson 2 (pdf)
Troubled Images: The Northern Ireland Troubles and Peace Process, 1968-2007 by Gordon Gillespie,. 2007, 1904242782/978-1904242789
1. pdf version 2. PowerPoint
The Price of Peace
In the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, BBC reporter John Ware looked back at how peace was brokered in Northern Ireland.
News release: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7273611.stm
1. Dealing with Gerry Sunday 2 March 2008 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)
This looks at the compromises made by Sinn Fein and asks why it took seven years to deliver the decommissioning of IRA weapons promised under the agreement.
2. Dealing with the Big Man Sunday 9 March 2008 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)
For half a century Dr Ian Paisley presented one consistent message to the Protestant people of Ulster. His was the lone voice campaigning against the agreement in 1998. So what made Paisley suddenly agree to political compromise?
3. A Shared Future Sunday 16 March 2008 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)
Northern Ireland may be at peace but reconciliation seems distant, and the divisions between communities remain. Many of the walls keeping them apart are being repaired rather than pulled down. But optimistic signs are coming from a new generation of young politicians seeking a genuinely united future.http://cid-1c89246df096624a.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/3|_Price|_Peace.wma
All three broadcasts - 29 mins, 26MB
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Is devolution working in Northern Ireland?
Beyond Westminster, BBC Radio 4, Saturday, 20 Feb 2010, 30 mins
‘Dismay with politicians at Westminster pales into insignificance compared to voters' disgust with Stormont.'
Also in mp3 format at IiS Skydrive:
Ten Years after Good Friday
BBC Radio 4 programme, 5 September 2009, examining the track record of devolved government in Northern Ireland, ten years after the Good Friday Peace Agreement.
Positive breaking news
|Outline: Good Friday Agreement & Challenges|
Sources: Peace Process after 1998
1. Power-sharing Assembly & Executive
4. Punishment Beatings
6. British Army Leaves
7. Trouble in Store: Sectarianism among the Young?
Sunningdale & the 1974 Ulster Workers’ Council strike
Jonathan Powell, Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland
Ten years on from the Good Friday Agreement, Tony Blair's chief negotiator on Northern Ireland, looks back at events and asks why, after hundreds of years of conflict, the moment was right in 1998 to make peace.
1. BBC Radio 4 Stop the Week, Monday, 31 March 2008
Jonathan Powell talks about his book and the peace process with Andrew Marr, Misha Glenny, Mark Ravenhill and Maggie Gee (12 mins 56 secs- 2.96MB).
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2. Extracts and commentaries in The Guardian
a. Revealed: Blair's offer to meet masked IRA leaders
b. A moment in history: sitting down to talk with Adams and McGuinness
Tony Blair's first meetings with Sinn Féin's leaders in Belfast and in London were
characterised by nerves and misunderstandings on both sides
c. 'Adams and McGuinness were nervous'
Part one of Jonathan Powell's interview with the Guardian's Nick Watt about his book
Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley announces resignation
The Guardian, March 2008
4 March: Paisley to step down as Ulster's first minister
6 March: 'A fascinating and gracious man' by Gerry Adams
'Paisley's departure leaves the clever modernisers in charge' by Michael White
'Look back in anger' - Leader
'Focusing on his eventual compromise fails to tell the whole Ian Paisley story.'
7 March: 'Bigotry and violence made Paisley and Adams the Taliban of Europe'
by Simon Jenkins
For more comments on Paisley's resignation, please go to:
|Key Official Texts |
Threats to peace?
1. Street Justice,
4. Irish Language
Culture Minister, Edwin Poots, Refuses to Introduce NI Language Act