The Troubles in the North of Ireland

Date: Sunday 27th October
Time: 15:00 - 16:45
Location: Student Central, Room 3E
Speaker: Shaun Morris

50 years ago, British troops were sent onto the streets of Northern Ireland. This marked the beginning of the 'Troubles', in which 3,500 people lost their lives, with thousands of others injured.

The Troubles were brought to end decades later with the Good Friday Agreement. But now the reactionary DUP are propping up the Tory government in Westminster, and the Stormont Assembly is indefinitely suspended. As a result, the Good Friday Agreement lies dead in the water, and the spectre of sectarianism in the North of Ireland threatens to rear its ugly head once again.

In this talk, Shaun Morris looks back at the history the Troubles, explaining how they began, and discussing the way forward for the working class and the fight for a Socialist United Ireland.