Detente in Ulster?
Shannon, in Foreign Affairs(Spring 1986), 58
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On November 15,1985, prime ministers Margaret Thatcher of Britain and Garret FitzGerald of Ireland signed the so-called Anglo-Irish agreement, a pact officially recognizing Dublin as a partner, alongside London, in the governance of Northern Ireland, or Ulster.
Granting the Irish Free State a voice in the administration of Northern Ireland's police force, courts, and prisons, the agreement marked a major...