NORTHERN IRELAND: The Making of a Martyr

THE angry fates attending Northern Ireland conspired again last week to plunge that unhappy province back over the brink of violence. For nearly a month since Britain's takeover of direct rule, Ulster's Catholics had wavered between supporting the outlawed Irish Republican Army and coming to terms with the British. But the nascent good will toward London for replacing the hated Protestant-dominated Parliament at Stormont was clearly a fragile feeling. Almost any incident could spark a renewed flare-up of hatred in the Catholic community—and last week, with a certain inevitability, that flare-up...

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