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Profile for Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Niall O Dochartaigh is a lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of ‘From Civil Rights to Armalites’ (Palgrave 2005) a study of the escalation of conflict in Derry in the early years of the Troubles. He recently published an academic article entitled ‘Bloody Sunday: Error or Design’ in the journal Contemporary British History.

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Niall Ó Dochartaigh has posted 7 times (0 in the last month).

New Media, New Politics: Social Media and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

Tue 15 October 2013, 12:53pm

Tweet This Roundtable brings together bloggers, journalists, and academics to discuss the changing use of new technologies in Northern Irish politics, focusing in particular on the use of social networks in recent political campaigns and street protests. This session is part of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) annual conference but it is open […] more »

Peace Process Parallels: Northern Ireland and the Middle-East

Fri 30 November 2012, 12:35pm

Tweet In the wake of the UN decision to recognise the state of Palestine (albeit not as a full member of the UN) it seems timely to return to the question of parallels between the peace process here and in the Middle East, most recently highlighted on Slugger in relation to remarks by former US […] more »

The Peace Process in an Age of Uncertainty

Fri 30 March 2012, 3:01pm

Tweet The latest issue of The Political Quarterly includes articles from a recent symposium on ‘Northern Ireland: The Peace Process in an Age of Uncertainty’. It is freely available online until the end of April. The Political Quarterly “is dedicated to political and social reform and has long acted as a conduit between policy-makers, commentators […] more »

Negotiating Peace

Thu 17 November 2011, 3:05pm

Tweet A symposium on Negotiating Peace taking place in the National University of Ireland Galway next Tuesday afternoon may be of interest to some on Slugger. The speakers include Michael Oatley, a key British official involved in back-channel communication with the Republican leadership over many years, Seán Ó hUiginn, former senior Irish diplomat who was […] more »

Bloody Sunday: A calculated confrontation?

Tue 15 June 2010, 9:49am

Tweet The Saville Inquiry has uncovered strong evidence that Bloody Sunday was the outcome of a determined military plan to stage a major and unprecedented confrontation in Derry, but will the final report reflect this evidence? The Bloody Sunday Inquiry has not found proof of a British Government plan to carry out a massacre of […] more »

Bloody Sunday: Error or Design?

Wed 9 June 2010, 3:00pm

Tweet The publishers of ‘Contemporary British History’ have agreed to allow free access until the end of June to an academic article on Bloody Sunday that I wrote recently. The article draws on the evidence generated by the Saville Inquiry to trace the outlines of an intense internal struggle to shape security policy in Derry. […] more »

Derry Essays 2: A city on the border…

Fri 23 April 2010, 2:54pm

Tweet Derry is in the UK, true enough, but not only in the UK. The potential ‘UK City of Culture’ now stretches well beyond the boundaries of the state. Housing estates full of Derry commuters have sprung up in recent years on all the roads that stretch north, south and west of the city centre […] more »

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    on 18 November 2011 at 10:15 am

    Hopefully Mick. We will video the symposium and the launch for the archive here. If the speakers are happy for it to be podcast we will do that. I’ll have more information after the event.

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