Institutions for Conciliation and Mediation

  • Deric Wilson
  • Jerry Tyrrell


Reconciliation groups, as we now understand them, emerged in Northern Ireland for the first time in 1964. Although many of the leaders of these groups came from Northern Ireland, a surprisingly high proportion of them had the common characteristic that, prior to initiating projects within Northern Ireland, they all had some broadening experience outside Northern Ireland (Wilson, 1986: 7). The range of experience included work with the trade union movement, in international companies, in overseas development agencies, in non-governmental organisations and in ecumenical initiatives within different religious traditions. These people returned to Northern Ireland wishing to be part of the changes taking place here. There were of course others involved, including people from abroad living in Northern Ireland.


Communal Violence Community Relation Host Body Divided Society Trade Union Movement 
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  • Deric Wilson
  • Jerry Tyrrell

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