Ireland’s Violent Frontier

The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations During the Troubles

  • Henry Patterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-16
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    Pages 49-77
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    Pages 161-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 200-238

About this book


The IRA's ability to exploit the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was central to the organisation's capacity to wage its 'Long War' over a quarter of a century. This book is the first to look at the role of the border in sustaining the Provisionals and its central role in Anglo-Irish relations throughout the Troubles.


Nation organization The Republic

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry Patterson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterNorthern Ireland

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