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Malachi O'Doherty

The Year Of Chaos – The inside story of the IRA’s sham ceasefire

Malachi O'Doherty


In this extract from his latest book, Malachi O’Doherty details how the Provos continued to murder people after announcing a cessation of violence in 1972, the worst year of the Troubles

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Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams

The Year of Chaos

The Year of Chaos

William Whitelaw and Brian Faulkner in 1972

William Whitelaw and Brian Faulkner in 1972

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Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams was released from internment in June 1972, into the care of the SDLP’s Paddy Devlin to prepare for talks with British officials.

He travelled a few days later to Derry to meet with two diplomats, both experienced in unravelling British colonial entanglements. These were Philip Woodfield and Frank Steele.


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