Northern Ireland has come far since 1984 partition plan

  • John Michael Nagle
  • Mary-Alice Clancy

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


One of the more intriguing disclosures brought about by the 30-year release of UK state papers last week was a 1984 proposal to re-partition Northern Ireland. The plan found its way to the desk of then prime minister Margaret Thatcher as a briefing paper drafted by civil servants. The proposal laid out a formula to end the conflict in the region, which by then was in its 15th year.

Period6 Jan 2014

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  • TitleNorthern Ireland has come far since 1984 partition plan
    Media name/outletOnline
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeThe Conversation
    Producer/AuthorJohn Nagle; Mary-Alice Clancy
    PersonsJohn Michael Nagle, Mary-Alice Clancy