Ronan Fanning: Lowry may yet act as the catalyst to coalition divide

When looked at in a historical perspective, Lowry’s actions are really not so surprising.

RONAN FANNING – 07 April 2013

ON THE eve of the introduction of the third Home Rule Bill of 1912, the Irish Chief Secretary, Augustine Birrell, tried to explain the depth of Ulster Unionist opposition to his cabinet colleagues.

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Ronan Fanning is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin. His new book, ‘Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-22’, will be published on May 2.

Irish Independent