Tony Catney speaking at the 1916 SocietiesAnnual Convention last weekend in Dublin's Rotunda Hotel. Tony Catney, perhaps better known to hsi friends as TC, is a former political prisoner and a long standing republican activist.
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.