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1801
act of union - the whole of ireland became part of the UK
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1840s
potato famine - mass starvation and emigration amongst catholics in ireland.
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1916
easter rising - failed attempt by nationalists to remove the british from ireland
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1922
partition or ireland - ireland divided, northern ireland stayed in the UK and the republic of ireland became independant
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1930s-60s
discrimination against catholics - catholics in NI suffered 40 years of discrimination by the protestant majority
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august 1969
british army whent into NI to try and calm the situation after the civil rights protests turned violent
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summer 1970
support for the provisional IRA increased after the british army searched catholic houses
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30th january 1972
"bloody sunday" paratroopers kill 13 nationalists
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1972
widgery report - claimed the protestors were armed and shot first.
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1973-4
sunningdale agreement - nationalists and unionists share power in NI
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1985
anglo-irish agreement - ireland could unite if the majority of people in NI agreed to it
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1993
downingstreet declaration - NI government to represent nationalists and unionists. republic might give up claim to NI
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1998
good friday agreement - NI gov could only make changes if majority agreed. release of terrorist prisoners.
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2001
holy cross school - protestants block the route of catholic school children claiming that it was a protestant area.
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2010
saville report - concludes the killings on "bloody sunday" were unjustified. david cameron apologises on behalf of british government.
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december 2012
belfast city hall - belfast city council votes not to fly the union flag every day.
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potato famine - mass starvation and emigration amongst catholics in ireland.

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1840s

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easter rising - failed attempt by nationalists to remove the british from ireland

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partition or ireland - ireland divided, northern ireland stayed in the UK and the republic of ireland became independant

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discrimination against catholics - catholics in NI suffered 40 years of discrimination by the protestant majority

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