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Spectres of the past in recent Northern Irish cinema and television

for the prisons dispute, accompanied by the sound of Catholic women rattling bin lids on the street outside their homes, by that stage a traditional means of protest and a warning to republican volunteers of the presence of British military personnel. This cacophony of sound will prove to be an aberration in a film largely characterised by prolonged periods of silence. 31 The opening passage sees the arrival of a young republican Davey Gillen in Her Majesty’s Prison Maze/Long Kesh. 32 Having declared he is a political

in Northern Ireland a generation after Good Friday
David Thackeray

For agents’ criticisms see the various pieces that appeared in the Conservative Agent’s Journal during 1919–20, particularly July 1919, p. 19; August 1919, p. 5; June 1920, p. 6; April 1922, p. 6; for a rare example of female criticism of nonparty organisations in Home and Politics see ‘Women’s conference’, November 1920, p. 4. 54 Brian Harrison, ‘For church, queen and family: the Girls’ Friendly Society, 1874–1920’, Past and Present, 61:1 (1973), 107–38; Caitriona Beaumont, ‘Moral dilemmas and women’s rights: the attitude of the Mothers’ Union and Catholic Women’s

in Conservatism for the democratic age