Definition of MacBride principles in English:

MacBride principles

Pronunciation /məkˈbrʌɪd ˌprɪnsɪplz/


  • The code of conduct, first advocated by MacBride in 1976, that U.S. firms or investors in Northern Ireland should pursue a policy of non-discrimination and ensure the employment of a balanced workforce.


1980s; earliest use found in The Economist. From the name of Seán MacBride, Irish statesman and promoter of human rights, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974 + the plural of principle.