Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland by Dermot P. J. Walsh (auth.)

By Dermot P. J. Walsh (auth.)

Drawing on unique study into explosive facts which have been hid for twenty-five years, this publication deals a devastating critique of the legit Widgery Inquiry into the bloodbath of blameless and unarmed civilians through British squaddies on Bloody Sunday. It exposes the Inquiry as a gross denial of justice and the rule of thumb of legislation. professional research of the subordination of legislation to safety coverage in Northern eire finds that the Bloody Sunday event is a vital part of a sustained development. Belated customers for a recovery of justice and the guideline of legislations are present in the great Friday Peace contract and the remarkable institution of a moment Tribunal of Inquiry into Bloody Sunday.

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27 Even within these two regions there was a noticeable disparity in investment between Catholic and Protestant areas. Derry suffered from this discrimination in line with other Catholic areas in the west. However there was one decision which particularly affected Derry and had a very marked effect on the strength of the civil rights movement within the city and throughout Northern Ireland as a whole. This decision 22 Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland concerned the location of Northern Ireland’s second university.

Nationalist opinion had hardened to the extent that the objective of Home Rule was swept aside in favour of complete independence from Britain. This was reflected in the withdrawal of the majority of Irish MPs from the Westminster parliament to form the first Dail (Irish parliament) in 1919. This first Dail sanctioned the commencement of the War of Independence, which resulted in the secession of 26 of the 32 Irish counties from the rest of the United Kingdom in 1922. These 26 counties today constitute Ireland (sometimes referred to, less accurately, as the Republic of Ireland or Eire).

To anyone with experience of Irish witnesses there is nothing extraordinary in a number of civilians from a place like Cushendall, dominated up to recently by the IRA, coming forward to testify falsely against the crown forces … any statements [about the Specials] by the people of Cushendall should be received with the greatest caution. I can come to no other conclusion than that the crown forces were attacked and that they were justified in the steps they took to repel and overcome the attacks made on them.

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