Former IRA volunteer and ex-prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s. Completed PhD at Queens upon release from prison. Left the Republican Movement at the endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement, and went on to become a journalist. Co-founder of The Blanket, an online magazine that critically analyzed the Irish peace process. Lead researcher for the Belfast Project, an oral history of the Troubles.
Brian, don't think you wil be getting any invitations to the Fianna Fail ard fheis or Xmas cards from the Taoiseach!!ReplyDelete
Why don't they bring the Queen up to Ardoyne or the Short Strand during the marching season(which now appears to be everyday with the exception of Christmas Day, I think)ReplyDelete
I'm sure it would give her a treat to observe her loyal brethren at their work.
I have just realised Queen Mc Aleese is doing the dance of the 'Seven veils'ReplyDelete
Wonder whose head she is looking?
At least Jackie Mc Donalds safe!