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9 N OVEMBER 1966 Jack Lynch elected leader of Fianna Fáil party. 10 N OVEMBER 1966 Lynch succeeds Lemass as taoiseach. K. prime minister Harold Wilson to discuss issues of common interest in relation to the EEC. 12 A PRIL 1969 Riots in Derry. 23 A PRIL 1969 O’Neill wins small majority for “one man, one vote” principle. 28 A PRIL 1969 O’Neill resigns and is succeeded by James Chichester-Clark. 18 J UNE 1969 General election in Republic returns Fianna Fáil to government. Lynch continues as taoiseach.

John Abernethy. 1741. Holmes, Finlay. ” In The Religion of Irish Dissent, 1650–1800, edited by K. Herlihy. 1996. Malcolme, John. Personal Persuasion No Foundation for Religious Obedience. 1720. Witherow, T. Historical and Literary Memorials of Presbyterianism in Ireland. 1879. Finlay Holmes Act of Union By the Act of Union in 1800, the British and Irish parliaments created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 1 ADAMS, GERRY Ireland, whose continued existence had become the central issue in Irish politics by the end of the nineteenth century, when Irish politics was sharply divided into unionist and nationalist camps.

Two interrelated factors were important. First, Ireland began to play an important role in supplying food to the rapidly urbanized and industrialized British economy. By mid-century, food prices were rising sharply across England. By the 1770s Britain had become a net importer of food, and much of those imports came from Ireland. By the end of the century Ireland was supplying over 40 percent of Britain’s imports of grain, meat, and butter, and by the 1820s this figure had reached 75 percent. Secondly, the liberalization of trade legislation removed the straightjacket constraining the economy in the first half of the century.

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