Journal Title: Journal of the Human and Social Science Researches - Year 2013, Vol 2, Issue 4


The Irish Problem is an Ethno-Religious dispute in essence that has a long historical process and engages world public opinion for many years In general this problem has begun with the British occupation of the island of Ireland and then it has transform to Christian sect problem after the imposition of Protestantism under British controlled communities by Tudor dynasty. But Irish people resisted to such sectarian transformation and keep their Catholic belief. This situation led to many religious oriented wars and destruction throughout many centuries. In the Ireland, on the one hand the sectarian differences have become factious or divergence factor between Catholics and Protestants, on the other hand, such situation led to unification affects and develop “we” feeling among these sect followers. In this respect, all kind of war, rebellion and other violence events between Protestants and Catholics led to contribute emergence of common national conscious among both religious groups and carry to Irish problem until today‟s agenda. This study tries to examine Irish dispute in the ethno-religious context and consisting from two parts excluding introduction and conclusion. In the first part, the historical development process of Irish problem and also important cornerstone historical events were examined. In the second part, the important factors and issues that deeply affected Irish problem and also emergence of nationalist movement.

Authors and Affiliations

Mesut ġöhret*| Öğrt. Gör. Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi, Kocaeli Üniversitesi Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü Doktora Adayı, [email protected]


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Mesut ġöhret* (2013). THE IRISH PROBLEM IN THE CONTEXT OF ETHNO–RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM. Journal of the Human and Social Science Researches, 2(4), 39-76.