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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27162
Title:
Apologies in Irish Politics: A Commentary and Critique
Authors:
Cunningham, Mike
Abstract:
This article considers the reasons for, and the responses to, two recent apologies in Irish Politics. These are Tony Blair's statement in 1997 concerning the Famine of the 1840s and the IRA apology of 2002. A set of criteria are developed by which to judge the validity of these apologies. It is argued that Blair's statement did not formally constitute an apology although one would be valid if British policy of the period were to be considered unjust. The case of the IRA apology is more clear cut, as unjust actions were committed and responsibility can be clearly demonstrated.
Citation:
Contemporary British History, 18(4); 80-92
Publisher:
London: Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Contemporary British History
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27162
DOI:
10.1080/13619460412331296919
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/13619460412331296919
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1361-9462
Appears in Collections:
Conflict Studies Research Group ; History

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:17:58Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:17:58Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationContemporary British History, 18(4); 80-92en
dc.identifier.issn1361-9462-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13619460412331296919-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27162-
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the reasons for, and the responses to, two recent apologies in Irish Politics. These are Tony Blair's statement in 1997 concerning the Famine of the 1840s and the IRA apology of 2002. A set of criteria are developed by which to judge the validity of these apologies. It is argued that Blair's statement did not formally constitute an apology although one would be valid if British policy of the period were to be considered unjust. The case of the IRA apology is more clear cut, as unjust actions were committed and responsibility can be clearly demonstrated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon: Taylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/13619460412331296919en
dc.subjectIrish historyen
dc.subjectIrish politicsen
dc.subjectBritish historyen
dc.subjectIRAen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectReconciliationen
dc.subjectPolitical historyen
dc.titleApologies in Irish Politics: A Commentary and Critiqueen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalContemporary British Historyen
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