Martin McGuinness, who died on March 21, 2017, remains a controversial figure in Northern Irish history. During the Troubles in Northern Ireland, some Ulster unionists blamed the Catholic education system for promoting an Irish nationalist identity among the minority population. This, they argued, helped fuel a republican insurgency from the early 1970s. As a leading figure in the insurgency,... Continue Reading
Peter John McLoughlin
Peter McLoughlin is a lecturer in politics at Queen's University Belfast. He teaches the politics of Northern Ireland and other divided societies, as well as the politics of UK devolution. His research focuses on the Northern Ireland problem and peace process, and his work has also explored international dimensions of the latter, particularly the EU and US contributions to peace-making in Northern Ireland.