Published by Primary Source Microfilm
"...a terrific resource for scholars working on modern Irish history. There is growing interest in scholarly analysis of this period, reflected in books & university courses."
-- Professor Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford
Editorial Board: Professor Richard English, Department of Politics, Queens University, Belfast
Dr. Michael Kennedy, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Professor Joe Skelly, College of Mount St Vincent, City University of New York
With the release of the last of the Stormont Cabinet Conclusions files under the thirty-year rule, this collection takes the very first historical opportunity to present the complete and comprehensive record of Northern Ireland throughout its most turbulent years.
CAB/4 represents the "Cabinet Conclusions" files from all debates and transactions for the entire duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland, 1921-72. Separate files exist for each Cabinet Meeting and include minutes and memoranda. Topics debated and reported in just one sample year of the Troubles (1970) include: policing, arms and explosives, social need, Prevention of Incitement to Religious Hatred, Army occupation of factories, road spiking, routing of Orange Day parades, dock strikes, law and order, riots and the roles of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
This collection will be essential to students of politics, peace studies and conflict resolution. The recent significant increase in the number of university courses, analyses and monographs on the Northern Irish Troubles is testament to the remarkable interest in the Province since the elapse of the Thirty Year file closure on the end of the Stormont administration.
CAB/4 is fully indexed, and the film edition is accompanied by hard-copy and electronic guides giving full lists of every topic debated at each Cabinet meeting. The files are introduced by a scholarly essay written by the archivists at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
90 reels in two parts