Today In History- March 24

Today In History- March 24

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The United Kingdom imposes "Direct Rule" over Northern Ireland.

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Unpopular "Direct Rule" imposed over Ireland by British Parliament.

  • London, England

In a controversial assertion of parliamentary authority, on Mar. 24, 1972, the United Kingdom imposed direct rule over Northern Ireland.  The act stipulated that major policy issues would be handled by the British government's Northern Ireland office, with daily matters being handled by the Northern Irish local governments.

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