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  Partition of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the Partition of Ireland came to be one of the most contentious issues in Anglo-Irish relations and in the internal politics of both Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State and its successor states, it was not the most controversial aspect of the Anglo-Irish treaty in the Irish Free State in 1921.
Later, the new Constitution of Ireland in 1937 and the declaration of the Republic of Ireland in 1949, when combined with the UK responses, tended to reinforce the feeling of partition.
The Socialist Environmental Alliance: The SWP and Partition of Ireland (The Blanket)
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 Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, is unofficially known as "The North" (by nationalists and residents in the Republic of Ireland), "the Six Counties," by nationalists, and "Ulster," by unionists (although the province of Ulster also includes Donegal, Cavan, and Monaghan, which are in the Republic).
The GAA is organised on an all-Ireland basis with all 32 counties competing; traditionally, counties first compete within their province, in the provincial championships, and the winners then compete in the All-Ireland senior hurling or football championships.
Ireland's largest religion is the Catholic Church (about 70% for the entire island, and over 90% for the Republic), and most of the rest of the population adhere to one of the various Protestant denominations.
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 The Partition of Ireland
Partition is not a historic accident but rather the result of centuries of imperialism and struggles against imperialism.
There was no equivalent of the religious pograms of the northern state in the south but all the same partition was followed by mass migration of the southern protestant minority and a sharp decline in the percentage of protestants in the population.
Republicanism in Ireland and internationally contained radical democratic roots but with the development of autonomous working class politics these were relegated to the fringes in order to eliminate the threat of the working class seizing the reins during any upheavel.
struggle.ws /wsm/positions/partition.html   (4382 words)

  
 Ireland, Partition of - MSN Encarta
Ireland, Partition of, political division of Ireland between an independent Irish state, the Republic of Ireland, and the north-east of the island, Northern Ireland (sometimes called Ulster), where a Protestant majority has preferred to remain within the United Kingdom.
This partition had its roots in the 17th-century Ulster Plantation, which introduced Protestant settlers from England and Scotland into an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country, establishing a Protestant ascendancy of the settlers over the native population in politics and society.
A movement for the partition of Ireland first arose during the Irish Home Rule crisis of the 1880s, brought about by a tightly organized Irish parliamentary party under the skilled leadership of a Southern Irish Protestant, Charles Stewart Parnell.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761580394/Ireland_Partition_of.html   (1685 words)

  
 Northern_Ireland
It is situated on the north-eastern tip of the island of Ireland in the province of Ulster, and consists of six counties.
Northern Ireland covers 5,459 mi² (14,139 km²) in the northeast of the island of Ireland, about a sixth of the total area of the island, and has a population of 1,685,000 (April 2001) — between a quarter and a third of the island's total population.
Northern Ireland was covered by an ice sheet for most of the last ice age and on numerous previous occasions, the legacy of which can be seen in the extensive coverage of drumlins in Counties Fermanagh, Armagh, Antrim and particularly Down.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/no/northern_ireland.html   (2403 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Unionists (Ireland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In the context of Irish politics, Unionists are people in Northern Ireland, who wish to see the continuation of the 1801 Act of Union, as amended by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, under which Northern Ireland, created in that latter Act, remains part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde (1938–45), and the fourth, Erskine Hamilton Childers (1973-74), belonged to the Church of Ireland.
One of the strangest events in Northern Ireland is that the anti-Catholic right-wing Protestant leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, the Rev. Ian Paisley, attracts some Catholic votes in his constituency in elections to the British and European Parliaments (he serves in both).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Unionists_(Ireland)   (2494 words)

  
 ETHNIC CONFLICT AND THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION :: John Coakley
The political partition of Ireland was one of the more traumatic aspects of the manner in which the island's relationship with Great Britain was restructured at the beginning of the twentieth century, and a defining movement in the relationship between the two islands.
Ireland presents only limited scope for the identification of similar experiences, but the manner in which it coped with partition is nevertheless worth examining.
Furthermore, the government of the Republic of Ireland appeared to be moving towards acceptance of partition in the long term; this was implicit in the first-ever visit of the southern prime minister (taoiseach), Sean Lemass, to meet his Northern Ireland counterpart in 1965.
www.passia.org /seminars/2004/John-Coakley-Ireland-Seminar.htm   (8060 words)

  
 The Partition of Ireland, 1921-22
Britain’s involvement in the island of Ireland cannot be separated from history and the date chosen as the starting point for any analysis merely reflects the perspective of that commentator.
Partition cleared the way for a treaty to be made.
At the time, the 1921 agreement had the support of the majority in the north and the south but it pleased neither group and could be said to have merely postponed the major problems.
www.slamnet.org.uk /kmg/farlingaye/bbc1945/ireland.htm   (756 words)

  
 The Partition of Ireland - Ireland / Britain Imperialism / War - Anarkismo
It is important to realise that partition is not a historic accident but rather the result of centuries of imperialism and struggles against imperialism.
The partition of Ireland in 1922 was carried out in the interests both of British imperialism, which maintained military bases as a result, and of the northern bosses as it provided a weapon to divide the working class.
The north was created in such a way to ensure a permanent unionist rule by tying Protestant workers to their bosses in return for marginal privileges in a 6 county rather than a 9 county "Ulster".
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=249   (3358 words)

  
 Northern Ireland - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is situated on the island of Ireland, consisting of six north-eastern counties and is the only part of the United Kingdom with an external land border (with the Republic of Ireland).
Unionists were in a minority on the island of Ireland as a whole, but were a majority in the northern province of Ulster, and a very large majority in the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down and Londonderry, with substantial numbers also concentrated in the nationalist-majority counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone.
The Ireland Act 1949 gave the first legal guarantee to the Parliament and Government that Northern Ireland would not cease to be part of the United Kingdom without consent of the majority of its citizens, and this was most recently reaffirmed by the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Northern_Ireland   (4724 words)

  
 Ireland Genealogy Records Irelandseye - Republic Of Ireland
From the time of the Viking invasion of Ireland in the eighth century until the twentieth century, the administrative centre for the thirty-two counties of Ireland was Dublin.
Six counties in the north east of Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone) remained as part of the United Kingdom and the other twenty-six counties were constituted into the Irish Free State.
For genealogists and family historians, the effects of the partition of Ireland can be confusing.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/features/tracing3.shtm   (587 words)

  
 INA/Irish History 1921 Partion
No Irishman from any part of Ireland voted for this statute, for even the unionists -- the 22% of the population who approved of union with Britain and most of whom lived within 35 miles of Belfast -- did not want their country to be divided.
They partitioned Ireland and created the present undemocratic state and the constitutional disaster at the root of today's continuation of the conflict.
While the Government of Ireland Bill was passing through Westminster in 1920, the Black and Tan War was escalating throughout Ireland and in the north-east of the country, the unionist forces set about preparing to establish the 6-county fifedom handed to them by the Bill.
inac.org /irishhistory/1921.php   (2201 words)

  
 Democratic Left (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Democratic Left was a socialist political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland between 1992 and 1999.
Proinsias De Rossa served as Minister for Social Welfare, initiating Ireland's first national anti-poverty strategy.
In the 1997 general election Democratic Left lost two of its six seats, gaining 2.5% of the vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Democratic_Left_(Ireland)   (426 words)

  
 Ireland before the Partition of 1922   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The 'green ensign' was so widely used in 19th-century Ireland that it came to the attention of foreign vexillologists much more readily than did the Green Flag, the Tricolour, the St Patrick's Cross, or the Sunburst.
Described by an Admiralty Agent as a green ensign with a harp and crown in the fly and a Union Jack in the corner.
The crowned harp was used as a symbol during the agitation for repeal of the union between Britain and Ireland led by Daniel O'Connell in the 1840s and I think it likely that use of the crowned-harp ensign was intended as a gesture of support for that agitation.
flagspot.net /flags/ie-colon.html   (2692 words)

  
 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
The core of the SEA is the SWP in Ireland.
For the SWP ambivalence towards the partition of Ireland is part of its history.
SEA: The SWP and the Partition of Ireland
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 The Hindu : 'U.K. planned partition of Northern Ireland'
A secret plan to partition Northern Ireland, involving forced repatriation of nearly half a million people, was seriously considered by the Conservative Government of Edward Heath at the height of sectarian tensions in the province in the seventies, it was revealed today.
The proposal, which was accompanied by rough maps of a `new' Northern Ireland, envisaged redrawing the boundaries in order to physically separate the Protestant and Catholic communities in a replay of what had happened on the Indian subcontinent in 1947.
Upto 300,000 Catholics would have had to be moved to the Irish Republic and nearly 200,000 Protestants would have been forced to move out of their homes in Northern Ireland so that the territories vacated by them could be ceded to Ireland to accommodate Catholic refugees.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2003/01/02/stories/2003010201621500.htm   (351 words)

  
 History (13)- Partition of Ireland
In December 1920 the British parliament enacted the Government of Ireland Act, providing one parliament for the six north-eastern counties of Ireland and another for the remaining 26 counties in the south.
The partition of Ireland was, however, not accepted by the Roman Catholic minority in the north and majority in the south.
Although partition remained in effect, a Boundary Commission was to be established to review territorial claims.
users.net.yu /~shamrock/eire/history13.htm   (382 words)

  
 The partition of Ireland - Workers Solidarity Movement
The partition of Ireland - Workers Solidarity Movement
WSM position paper on the partition of Ireland.
Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere.
www.wsm.ie /story/804   (4487 words)

  
 Prepared by Justin Reed for ZNet
Ireland Watch condemns the arbitrary holding of Ciarán Ferry who has opted for a life of peace in the United States.
Much of the same establishment and practices of the Northern Ireland Policing Service are the same as that of the previous Royal Ulster Constabulary, a force heavily criticized for its sectarian nature and human rights abuses (http://www.hrw.org/press/nire975.htm, http://www.hrw.org/press98/mar/n-irlnd.htm)
She was murdered on Monday, March 15, when a loyalist booby-trap bomb attached to her car exploded, severing both her legs and causing extensive abdominal injuries.
www.zmag.org /irelandwatch.htm   (759 words)

  
 The Militant - 10/19/98 -- Adams: `British Partition Of Ireland Means Repression'
It is to uphold the partition of Ireland," said Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams September 29.
Adams, whose party leads the struggle for a united Ireland and an end to the British occupation in the northern six counties of the island, was speaking amid a rear-guard action being mounted by pro-British Unionists to check the continuing progress of that struggle.
The yearly round of pro-British marches is aimed at terrorizing and intimidating majority Catholic communities in Northern Ireland and reinforcing the Protestant privileges that are a pillar of British rule.
www.themilitant.com /1998/6237/6237_6.html   (1007 words)

  
 The Partition of Ireland and its' effect on the Postal Service
Throughout 1919, 1920, and most of 1921 a virtual war was fought in Ireland between a section of the Irish population (primarily through Sinn Féin) and the established British Authorities in Ireland.
The Government of Ireland Act, 1920, sought to establish two distinct Parliaments in Ireland, one for the 6 northern counties predominantly opposed to Home Rule, and one for the 26 southern counties.
In early 1922 there were two distinct forms of government in Ireland; on the one hand was Dáil Éireann which represented the Parliament of the Republic, and on the other hand was the Southern Ireland Parliament which represented the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State; there were even two different sets of ministers.
www.cartref.demon.co.uk /eng/stamps/eire01.htm   (2141 words)

  
 Ireland 32
Partition and the creation of a Protestant/unionist Six- County Statelet within the United Kingdom.
The payment of compensation to ex-British officials in Ireland and a limitation on the size of the Free State defense forces.
The agreement reached between the two delegations partitions Ireland and promises a Boundary Commission to reevaluate the border.
www.gmu.edu /org/ireland32/treaty_essay.html   (1861 words)

  
 The Partition of Ireland - Indymedia Ireland
Partition is not causing division in the northern working class, capitalism is causing that division.
The basis of partition is that catholics and protestants were two different groups of people, and that they must each have their own state.
The cultural desertification of the 26 counties between the 1920's and 1950's in the south is as much a result of the partition of the island into two plausibly homogeneous nations as is the bigoted, nakedly-sectarian nature of the orange state.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=66227   (12600 words)

  
 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
While the general election was for seats in the Westminster parliament, Republican Sinn Féin made it clear that they would not sit in that parliament but rather use the apparatus of the election to establish the Dáil Éireann.
The principle is that Republicans do not recognise the authority, and therefore do not participate in, any assembly claiming to exercise sovereignty over Ireland or any part of it which works the partition system, serves a foreign interest or does not further the cause of Irish freedom and unity.
The All-Ireland Republic proclaimed in 1916 was endorsed by the Irish people in the General Election of 1918.
irelandsown.net /Elections.html   (1238 words)

  
 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
PARTITION, from a national and economic point of view, is our greatest evil, and until it is undone, the Irish question is as far from being settled as ever and while it remains unsettled there cannot be the stability and peace that are essential for national prosperity and progress.
I pointed out that even though the Boundary Commission in the treaty should give Tyrone, Fermanagh, Derry City, South Armagh and South Down to the new Free State, the partition of Ireland still remained.
Coyle, "was as honest a man as ever stood for Ireland, but like so many others of his countrymen he trusted the Englishmen on the rights of his country,
irelandsown.net /betrayal1932.html   (302 words)

  
 The partition of Ireland - amended WSM position paper - Ireland / Britain Imperialism / War - Anarkismo
The partition of Ireland - amended WSM position paper - Ireland / Britain Imperialism / War - Anarkismo
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / policy statement
The recent WSM conference passed 24 motions amending our position paper on the Partition of Ireland.
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=1677   (4804 words)

  
 The Socialist Environmental Alliance: The SWP and Partition of Ireland - Derry / - Indymedia Ireland
The Socialist Environmental Alliance: The SWP and Partition of Ireland - Derry / - Indymedia Ireland
It strikes me as hypocritical and patronising to address the symptons of partition and see them as the cause of the divisions in the six counties.
I was told yesterday that the irps turned up to debate why the issue of political prisoners, partition and british imperialism wasn't in the SEA manifesto for europe but the swimmers wouldn't have none of it.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=63443®ion=derry   (3724 words)

  
 Global Travel Writers - Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Living legends: Sligo, Ireland’s smallest county, is nevertheless home to the country’s finest literary tradition., from WB Yeats to the modern authors Dermott Healey and Patrick McCabe.
The story is set against the background of the partition of Ireland in 1920, as the Boundary Commissioners from the two sides struggle over the fixing of the new border.
This is how the monastic scribes of medieval Ireland concocted the pigments they used so painstakingly to illuminate the calfskin folios of the Book of Kells.
www.globaltravelwriters.com /Ireland.html   (351 words)

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