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
Drunkenness), or they can
browse particular debates according to the combined subject index, or they can simply view the volumes.
Use quotes to search for phrases, E.g.
"Ulster Volunteer Force" or
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.
Wed Jun 28 20:13:58 BST 2017