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Irish Members of Parliament and the Home-Rule Bill of 1912

Description: This thesis examines speeches made by Irish members of the British House of Commons concerning the Government of Ireland Bill (1912). The most significant source use was the Parliamentary Debates of the House of Commons, 1912 to 1914. The organization of the Irish political parties is outlined in Chapter One. The next two chapters deal with their view of Irish history during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The fourth chapter focuses upon the bill in committee, and the fifth chapter examines the more general debate on the bill. The conclusions of the final chapter suggest that advocates of the bill were motivated by Irish nationalism, while opponents were motivated by economic ties to Great Britain.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Burke, Kenneth Alton
Partner: UNT Libraries

Language and Identity in Post-1800 Irish Drama

Description: Using a sociolinguistic and post-colonial approach, I analyze Irish dramas that speak about language and its connection to national identity. In order to provide a systematic and wide-ranging study, I have selected plays written at approximately fifty-year intervals and performed before Irish audiences contemporary to their writing. The writers selected represent various aspects of Irish society--religiously, economically, and geographically--and arguably may be considered the outstanding theatrical Irish voices of their respective generations. Examining works by Alicia LeFanu, Dion Boucicault, W.B. Yeats, and Brian Friel, I argue that the way each of these playwrights deals with language and identity demonstrates successful resistance to the destruction of Irish identity by the dominant language power. The work of J. A. Laponce and Ronald Wardhaugh informs my language dominance theory. Briefly, when one language pushes aside another language, the cultural identity begins to shift. The literature of a nation provides evidence of the shifting perception. Drama, because of its performance qualities, provides the most complex and complete literary evidence. The effect of the performed text upon the audience validates a cultural reception beyond what would be possible with isolated readers. Following a theoretical introduction, I analyze the plays in chronological order. Alicia LeFanu's The Sons of Erin; or, Modern Sentiment (1812) gently pleads for equal treatment in a united Britain. Dion Boucicault's three Irish plays, especially The Colleen Bawn (1860) but also Arrah-na-Pogue (1864) and The Shaughraun (1875), satirically conceal rebellious nationalist tendencies under the cloak of melodrama. W. B. Yeats's The Countess Cathleen (1899) reveals his romantic hope for healing the national identity through the powers of language. However, The Only Jealousy of Emer (1919) and The Death of Cuchulain (1939) reveal an increasing distrust of language to mythically heal Ireland. Brian Friel's Translations (1980), supported by The Communication Cord (1982) and Making ...
Date: May 1994
Creator: Duncan, Dawn E. (Dawn Elaine)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: This report provides background information regarding political violence and the peace process in Northern Ireland. It includes further information about the devolved government and recurrent crises (1999-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2010), implementation of police reforms, recent events and ongoing challenges, relevant U.S. policy, and recent legislation.
Date: January 10, 2014
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Library of Ireland

Description: Presentation for the 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference. This presentation discusses the history and current activities of the National Library of Ireland's web archiving program.
Date: 2019-06-06?
Creator: Ryan, Maria
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium

Taking the Irish Pulse: A Revitalization Study of the Irish Language

Description: This thesis argues that Irish can and should be revitalized. Conducted as an observational study, this thesis focuses on interviews with 72 participants during the summer of 2013. All participants live in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. This thesis investigates what has caused the Irish language to lose power and prestige over the centuries, and which Irish language revitalization efforts have been successful. Findings show that although, all-Irish schools have had a substantial growth rate since 1972, when the schools were founded, the majority of Irish students still get their education through English-medium schools. This study concludes that Irish will survive and grow in the numbers of fluent Irish speakers; however, the government will need to further support the growth of the all-Irish schools. In conclusion, the Irish communities must take control of the promotion of the Irish language, and intergenerational transmission must take place between parents and their children.
Date: December 2015
Creator: Roloff, Donna Cheryl
Partner: UNT Libraries

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: For years, the British and Irish governments sought to facilitate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Northern Ireland. This report provides a brief overview of the continuing peace talks and efforts in Northern Ireland, including the deal reached in February 2010 between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). The report also discusses the United States' active support of the Northern Ireland peace process, including the future of the International Fund for Ireland (IFI).
Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: This report provides background information regarding political violence and the peace process in Northern Ireland. It includes further information about the devolved government and recurrent crises (1999-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2010), implementation of police reforms, recent events and ongoing challenges, relevant U.S. policy, and recent legislation.
Date: March 11, 2015
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: This report provides background information regarding political violence and the peace process in Northern Ireland. It includes further information about the devolved government and recurrent crises (1999-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2010), implementation of police reforms, recent events and ongoing challenges, relevant U.S. policy, and recent legislation.
Date: May 28, 2010
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: For years, the British and Irish governments sought to facilitate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Northern Ireland. This report provides a brief overview of the continuing peace talks and efforts in Northern Ireland, including the deal reached in February 2010 between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). The report also discusses the United States' active support of the Northern Ireland peace process, including the future of the International Fund for Ireland (IFI).
Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: Since 1969, over 3,500 people have died as a result of political violence in Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom. The British and Irish governments as well as the Northern Ireland political parties participating in the peace talks announced an agreement, the Good Friday Agreement (also known as the Belfast Agreement), which called for devolved government in which unionist and nationalist parties would share power. U.S. administrations and many Members of Congress have actively supported the Northern Ireland peace process. For decades, the United States has provided development aid through the International Fund for Ireland (IFI). In recent years, congressional hearings have focused on the peace process, police reforms, and the status of public inquiries into several murders in Northern Ireland in which collusion between the security forces and paramilitary groups is suspected. Many such issues related to Northern Ireland may continue to be of interest in the 112th Congress.
Date: March 6, 2012
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Old City Wall]

Description: Photograph of an old city wall in Ireland. A new wall in the foreground abuts the old wall. The old wall contains stonework ornamentation in the form a castle. There is an archway below the castle. More modern buildings are visible in the background through the arch.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Stone Tower]

Description: Photograph of a stone tower in Ireland. The tower connects to a wall in the foreground. Weeds grow out of the top of the wall.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a building in Ireland. In the foreground, the side of a stone building is visible. The building has two arched windows that are filled in with bricks.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of buildings in Ireland. The sides of two buildings are visible in the foreground. There is a gap between the buildings. Through the gap, trees and a white cupola are visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Irish Castle]

Description: Photograph of a castle in Ireland. A stone wall is visible in the bottom foreground framed by trees. The castle is visible behind the wall.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a cemetery in Ireland. In the foreground, graves are scattered amongst surrounding greenery. A lake and hills are visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a row of buildings in Ireland. All the buildings have brick facades which are visible in the foreground. A street runs in front of the buildings. Two street lamps are visible receding down the street.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a street in Ireland. An archway is visible in the foreground. A street passes through the archway and into the background. Stone buildings line the street.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Church Ruins]

Description: Photograph of church ruins in Ireland. Two remaining arches of the church are visible in the left foreground. A tower rises out of the wall to the right.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a shaded street in Ireland. The street in the foreground is intersected by an archway. Two men pass through the archway. A perpendicular street is visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design