Northern Ireland has come far since 1984 partition plan

John Nagle, Mary-Alice Clancy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014


  • Northern Ireland
  • Sectarianism
  • Northern Irish peace process


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