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Northern Ireland

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The Northern Ireland peace process sought an end to thirty years of political violence. “The Troubles,” as this period is called, began on October 5, 1968 with a civil rights march in Londonderry and ended on April 10, 1998 with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The conflict centered around the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. The Protestant majority that defined itself as British wanted to remain a part of the United Kingdom (unionists) and the Catholic minority that considered itself Irish wanted a unified Ireland apart from the United Kingdom (nationalists). Another key issue in the conflict was discrimination against Catholics by the Protestant majority. More than 3,500 people were killed during the conflict.

This collection consists of four FOIA collections concerning the Northern Ireland Peace Process. View FOIA collections related to Northern Ireland:
2006-1759-F
2006-1990-F
2009-0572-F
2011-0355-F

This collection also contains related declassified documents. 
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Publisher:

William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum

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