‘All that I boast of is that we are a Protestant Parliament and a State’.1 This quotation from a parliamentary speech by Northern Ireland’s first Prime Minister, James Craig, Viscount Craigavon, sums up the essence of Northern Ireland as it existed between its foundation in June 1921 and the suspension of its parliament in March 1972. Not only were the government and parliament dominated by Protestants, but they were also prone to act in the interests of the Protestant community with scant regard to the claims and susceptibilities of the Catholic minority.
- Regional Government
- Public Body
- Parliamentary Election
- Unionist Government
- Religious Discrimination
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Buckland, P. (1981). ‘A Protestant Parliament and a Protestant State’: Regional Government and Religious Discrimination in Northern Ireland, 1921-39. In: Duke, A.C., Tamse, C.A. (eds) Britain and The Netherlands. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7695-5_11
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