Unfinished Peace : Thoughts on Northern Ireland's Unanswered Past, Paperback Book

Unfinished Peace : Thoughts on Northern Ireland's Unanswered Past Paperback


"In this landmark book, veteran journalist and commentator Brian Rowan explores a still unfinished peace in Northern Ireland, examining the conflict period with the benefit of hindsight and highlighting the issues which still dominate our present.

He is assisted by a ground breaking collection of newly written accounts from key individuals including public figures, loyalists and republicans, those working behind the scenes, and the ordinary people who have experienced loss and hurt. Beginning with the Shankill bombing of 1993, this book takes a fresh look at the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires of 1994, the Docklands bomb, the Good Friday Agreement and the genesis of the dissident republican campaign.

It addresses ongoing concerns such as the prisoners and the Disappeared, and traces a path through the endless consultations and political talks Eames/Bradley, Haass/O Sullivan and Stormont House negotiations.

Like the most recent Fresh Start agreement, they were designed, but failed, to create a mechanism to address legacy issues and the archiving of the past. Above all, this is a book about individuals, a book which goes deeper than recording the big gestures and carefully choreographed steps of the public face of the peace process."



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