Northern Ireland

Essay by horn March 2004

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Northern Ireland is known for the fights between Catholics and Protestants. The war has been going on for a long time and is still going on. The Catholics do not like the Protestants and visa versa. In the streets of Northern Ireland military is patrolling with guns and at the school the students are searching for weapons. But for what reason? Almost every day bombings or shootings kill people.

there has been a history of conflict in ireland. There is still conflict going on in ireland. it strated back many hundereds of years ago. In sixteenth centuary english protestants took control of ireland by taking land off current irish catholics who were there. When they took the irish catholics they give it to prtetants from england and scotland. These people had a lot of power in ireland. They controlled the goverment and all land in ireland.there are two parts of ireland the north and the south.

the north of ireland known as the ulster is run bu the united kindom and the south is run by and independant ireland. this major conflict is held between the north and the south. The violence is between two sects, nationalist and unioists. One sects wants irish independants and the other sect wants a ireland run by the british. there is still conflict going on. in the seventeenth centuary the battle of boynetook place. The victourious one was william of orange beating james. The battle off boyne affected the state of ireland. It helped the protestants in a big way. they had more controll of ireland and stole more land off the catholics. they only had a very small amount of land, the government was also run by the protestants. a 100 years after the battle of boyne the british remained in...