Referate und Hausarbeiten : Geographie
Northern Ireland- land of troubles
Yesterday a 36-years-old policeman died near Belfast when a bomb exploded under the driving seat of his car. His 8-years-old daughter who he was driving to school was wounded seriously.
Such reports about violence in Northern Ireland are long since/already long ago part of every day life.
In Great Britain there have been terrible attacks in the last two decades, too.
1974 for example, 21 people lost their lives because of a bomb attack in Birmingham. In December 1983 the IRA set off a car bomb in front of the department store "Harrod’s" in London; the explosion, which happened at a time when lots of people were doing their Christmas shopping, killed 5 people and injured 91.
Ireland’s problems had their begin in the 16. and 17. centuries.
At that time Protestants from England and Scotland settled down mainly in the northern part of the country and began to suppress the Irish Catholics.
The Republic of Ireland which is 95% Catholic has been independent of the UK since 1921, but Northern Ireland with a Protestant majority of 65% of the population has remained ,British’.
1969 violence break out on both sides in Londonderry and Belfast .
Since this time British soldiers have been trying to keep order in Ulster, but a solution to the problems has not been found yet.
The mistrust between Protestants and Catholics has remained more or less unchanged.
"Ein 36jähriger Polizist starb gestern in der Nähe von Belfast, als eine Bombe unter dem Fahrersitz seines Autos explodierte. Seine 8jährige Tochter, die er gerade zur Schule fuhr, wurde schwer verletzt."
Solche Berichte über Gewalt gehören in Nordirland schon längst zum Alltag. Auch in Großbritannien hat es in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten schreckliche Anschläge gegeben. 1974 sind beispielsweise bei einem Bombenanschlag in Birmingham 21 Menschen ums leben gekommen.
Im Dezember 1983 hat die IRA vor dem Londoner Kaufhau...