State Violence and Collusion Timeline 1977

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Events related to state violence and collusion in Northern Ireland in 1977.



  • 19 - Michael Hanley is told he is to be succeeded as MI5 Director General Howard Smith. Hanley regards Smith as an 'appeaser' who during his previous time in Northern Ireland 'had been too ingratiating towards the minority community and acquired a reputation for spending more time with the Cardinal than anyone else.'[2]


  1. Sir Desmond de Silva, Volume 1 - Chapter 6: The recruitment of Brian Nelson, Pat Finucane Review, 12 December 2012.
  2. Christopher Andrew, Defence of the Realm, The Authorized History of MI5, Allen Lane, 2009, pp.552-553.