In 1963 the talk was of a new era and fairness for all.

The ‘liberal’ Terence O’Neill replaced traditionalist Lord Brookeborough as the north’s Unionist Prime Minister. De Valera’s successor, the pragmatic Sean Lemass, became the first Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) to visit Stormont.

New multinational industries with no vested interest in unionism seemed to herald fair employment, but ‘modernisation’ under Prime Minister O’Neill didn’t reach as far as Derry.