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TitleMcBride-Boal Talks
DescriptionDuring 1976-1977 two representatives of a loyalist umbrella group the Ulster Loyalist Central Coordinating Committee met with representatives to the Republican Movement. The talks aimed to reconcile the Loyalist plan for an independent 'six counties' with the Republican plan for a four province federation for Ireland (Eire Nua). The two sides asked two prominent lawyers Sean McBride and Desmond Boal to act on their behalves. In the event the talks broke down after Irish Minister for Justice Conor Cruise O'Brien, found out about the talks and criticised them on radio.
Date18 March 1977 - 25 May 1977
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