Kōrero: Irish

Ulster Volunteer Force

Ulster Volunteer Force

Ireland is divided between the largely Catholic south, which eventually gained independence from Britain, and the majority of the Ulster province in the north. Many in Ulster’s Protestant community have worked to remain part of the United Kingdom. Since the mid-1960s there has been much violence in Ulster between nationalists pushing for a united Ireland under Home Rule, and the extreme Protestant community. This mural in Belfast is a tribute to the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a paramilitary group formed in 1966 to combat what it saw as growing Irish nationalism. The original UVF was founded in 1912 to fight against Home Rule.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Understanding the Irish conflict', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3962/ulster-volunteer-force (accessed 24 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015