Back-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland
Niall Ó Dochartaigh
Table of Contents
Introduction: Negotiating Political Violence
1:Escalation: 'Their War Got Out of Hand and Ours Got Out of Hand Too'
2:Negotiation: 'Dogmatic and Impossible Demands'
3:The Intermediary: 'A Vessel to be Used'
4:Contact: 'Climbing a Mountain Without Ropes'
5:1975 Ceasefire: 'Everyone Trying'
6:Long War and a Policy Vacuum: 'Passing the Time Decently'
7:The Hunger Strikes: 'Playing Their Last Card'?
8:British Policy and IRA Strategy: 'A Difficult Hand to Play'
9:Back to the Back-Channel: 'They Should Tell Us Privately'
10:Peace Process: 'All Their Cards on the Table Including the Deeds of Their House'
Conclusion: Negotiation, Transformation and Strategic Action
Epilogue: Diaries of a Long-Distance Runner