Ireland division

  • Brutal revolts

    The 1916 rebellion lacked popular support, but public sympathy grew after its leaders were executed
  • The start of the troubles

    Some people wanted Northern Ireland to be United with the Republic of Ireland Other wanted to remain in the UK. Catholic also wanted equal civil rights. Bombing and killing were frequent.
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    Troubles between the two religions.
  • Catholic civil rights marches

    Catholic civil rights marches and counter-protests by Protestant loyalists spiralled into violent unrest.
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    Paramilitary groups waged violent campaigns

  • Negociations

    Negotiations took place between political parties and the British and Irish governments.
  • The Good Friday agreement

    As a result of the peace process, the troubles officially ended.