Between 1885 and 1921 the question of Irish Home Rule became increasingly focused on the province of Ulster, and especially on Ulster Unionist responses to a Dublin parliament. This book explores the making of a specifically Ulster dimension to this crisis and its impact on Ulster politics. D. George Boyce and Alan O'Day also trace its outcome in the partition of Ireland and the establishment of a Home Rule parliament in Northern Ireland - an outcome which still has resonances today.
D. GEORGE BOYCE is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. ALAN O'DAY is Fellow in Modern History at Greyfriars College, Oxford, UK.