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From Partition to Direct Rule: 50 Years of Northern Ireland Parliamentary Debates Online

This website offers access to the Parliamentary Debates of the devolved government of Northern Ireland from June 7 1921 to the dissolution of Parliament in March 28 1972.

These papers cast a unique and valuable light on the development of the Province. The 92,000 printed pages of Parliamentary Debates are held by few institutions and they have no comprehensive subject index. Hence they have been inaccessible and difficult to use. This project, with the support of academics, archivists and politicians, has taken the Papers and fully digitised them. The resource has been available online since October 2006.

Visitors to the site can search either the full text or specific keywords (for example Prisons, Westminster or Drunkenness), or they can browse particular debates according to the combined subject index, or they can simply view the volumes.

Influence the future direction of the Stormont Papers web site

The site developers at Queen's University Belfast and King's College London plan to enhance and extend the Stormont Papers web site in the near future, and we need your feedback on the key areas that we should prioritise.

If you are interested in using the site for research, teaching, or from general interest, please complete our 5-minute survey.

 
Use quotes to search for phrases, E.g. "Ulster Volunteer Force" or "Boundary Commission".

The data capture has been undertaken at The Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen's University Belfast. The resource has been made available by the Arts and Humanities Data Service (Executive) at King's College London. The project was funded as an award winner of the November 2002 round of the Resource Enhancement scheme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.





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