1972 "forcible resettlement"

Although the state papers from both Britain and the Republic were available to journalists nearly two weeks ago, some of the stories are only taking on a fuller shape now.

Despite some considerable spin, this piece by Steve James goes into more detail than most accounts we’ve seen on the practicalities around the plan to redraw the border in 1972, along with a massive shift in the populations of Catholics and Protestants.


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