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From Vietnam to Northern Ireland

Some 141 Vietnamese refugees had resettled in Northern Ireland by 1980. Emma Blee reveals some of the details contained in government files. While the bulk of the Northern Ireland population would show...

The direction of devolution

The NIO saw devolution as a step towards unity rather than protecting the union. Officials were also reluctant to devolve energy, in case Northern Ireland could not cope in a crisis. The...