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Northern Ireland and the Peace Process

10 April 2018 was the 20th anniversary of the signing of the ‘Good Friday’ Agreement, the historic peace deal that ended nearly 30 years of conflict, a period known as the ‘Troubles’, in Northern Ireland. We worked with Chrome360 Media on a Podcast series on Northern Ireland that traces the long history of the Northern Irish conflict, and explores how the peace process is bedding down 20 years on from the Good Friday Agreement.

In the first episode, Roots, Dr Tim Wilson, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, takes us from the plantation of Ulster in the 17th century to the suspension of Home Rule during the First World War.
Dr Tim Wilson continues the history of the Northern Irish conflict, taking us from the end of the First World War, when the British government turned once again to the Irish question, through a turbulent 20th century that ended with the historic ‘Good Friday’ Agreement and began the peace process we know today.
In our third episode, Dr Kieran McConaghy, Lecturer at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, talks about growing up in County Armagh, making sense of different political narratives, and how the state’s response to political violence shaped the Northern Irish conflict.
The rest of the series hears travels to Belfast to hear from those who lived through and were involved in the Troubles. We ask how the ‘Good Friday’ Agreement has changed everyday life for them, about their experience of the peace process – the challenges and the successes – and how they see the future of Northern Ireland.