Revised edition of Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace by Prof Feargal Cochrane to be released

To mark the centenary of Northern Ireland, Yale University Press will be publishing a fully revised edition of Feargal Cochrane’s Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace in March 2021 as a paperback.

“A wonderful book, beautifully written. . . . Informative and incisive.”—Irish Times

After two decades of relative peace following the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, the Brexit referendum in 2016 reopened the Northern Ireland question. In this thoughtful and engaging book, Feargal Cochrane considers the region’s troubled history from the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth century to the present. New chapters explain the reasons for the suspension of devolved government at Stormont in 2017 and its restoration in 2020 as well as the consequences for Northern Ireland of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Providing a complete account of the province’s hundred-year history, this book is essential reading to understand the present dimensions of the Northern Irish conflict.

The new title Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace will be substantially updated with new chapters and other revisions to cover the 8 years since first publication. Available for order here: