The lost moments that could have stopped Northern Ireland's Troubles

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The lost moments that could have stopped Northern Ireland’s Troubles

WHAT’S THE STORYIT was 50 years ago today one of those moments of history occurred which, had people had the gift of hindsight not to mention common sense and decency, might have stopped a catastrophe. For on November 22, 1968, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Terence O’Neill, reacted to the demand for civil rights in the Province and proposed reforms to tackle the lack of basic democracy in the Six Counties. It was not the overnight revolution he planned,…

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The lost moments that could have stopped Northern Ireland’s Troubles