The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79

Boiling volcano?

By Brian Hanley

The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9113-1
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: July 2018
  • BIC Category: Irish Politics, Terrorism, armed struggle, Ireland, European history, Armed conflict, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, RELIGION / Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Police & Security Services, Humanities / British & Irish history, Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict, Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Peace studies & conflict resolution, Armed Conflict, Ireland, Society & social sciences / Terrorism, armed struggle


The first book to examine in detail the impact of the Northern Irish Troubles on southern Irish society. This study vividly illustrates how life in the Irish Republic was affected by the conflict north of the border and how people responded to the events there. It documents popular mobilization in support of northern nationalists, the reaction to Bloody Sunday, the experience of refugees and the popular cultural debates the conflict provoked. For the first time the human cost of violence is outlined, as are the battles waged by successive governments against the IRA. Focusing on debates at popular level rather than among elites, the book illustrates how the Troubles divided southern opinion and produced long-lasting fissures.


Brian Hanley is Research Fellow in Irish History at the University of Edinburgh


A note on government, society and terminology

Introduction: Boiling volcano? The impact of the Northern Irish Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968-79
1 'Something deep was stirring'
2 'The nation on the march'
3 'It's all going to start down here'
4 Offences against the state, 1970-72
5 'Are we trying to create a new Chile here?'
6 Refugees and runners
7 'The other minority'
8 'But then they started all this killing'
9 'They want to tell lies about our history'
10 'Practically a foreign country'