One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
MacBride principles/məkˈbrʌɪd ˌprɪnsɪplz/
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