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Operation Demetrius and its aftermath: A new history of the use of internment without trial in Northern Ireland 1971-75

Martin McCleery


The central premise of this book is that the use of internment without trial in Northern Ireland from 1971 to 1975 has not been given proper academic investigation. The book provides a more comprehensive account of internment and assesses previously unexplored aspects of its use. Three main areas are examined. The high politics and intelligence surrounding the introduction of internment is explored; in doing accepted narratives regarding the measure are challenged. It is demonstrated that there was ample intelligence available on both republican and loyalist paramilitaries. Additionally it is ... More

Keywords: Internment, Northern Ireland, High Politics, Intelligence, Consequences, Dynamics of Conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096303
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin McCleery, author
Queen's University Belfast