As I travelled on the train into Belfast Central Station this morning, passing along the River Lagan, adjacent to Ormeau Park and the embankment, my mind was cast back to the historical details of events which occurred 45 years ago to the day. On Thursday 20 July 1972, on streets on the other side of […]
In August I e-mailed a prominent member of Sinn Féin who recently came out in praise of the Orange Order. The e-mail was as follows: Dear xxxxxx, I am a friend of both xxxx xxxx xxxxxxx and xx xxxx xxxxxxx. My first book, ‘Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries – The Loyalist Backlash’ will be published by Liverpool […]
“Gareth Mulvenna has previously worked as a parliamentary researcher in the Northern Ireland Assembly and during the writing of ‘Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries’ he held a Visiting Research fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy. Gareth was a member of History Hub Ulster for whom he carried out research on […] […]
Gareth Mulvenna with some information on his new book Tartan Gangs And Paramilitaries. Dear all,My book, Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries – The Loyalist Backlash is due to be published on 30 September.Details are here: This week Liverpool University Press are having a summer sale whereby you can get 50% off all books, including a pre-order… via […]
It has, once again, been a long time since I updated this blog properly but I am determined to get into the swing of using it again. As an update of sorts, I have some further information on the book and related events to share. The book is due to be published on 30 September […]
As most readers of this blog will know, tomorrow, July 1st, is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, perhaps the bloodiest and most pointless occasion of slaughter during the First Worl… Source: The Battle Of The Somme And ‘An Englishman’s Betrayal’….
On February 7th, 2015, on the morning that Winston ‘Winkie’ Rea’s lawyers began a judicial review in the High Court in Belfast against a PSNI attempt to seize his interviews from the Boston College archive, The Irish News’ Allison Morris splashed a story on the front page claiming that in his interviews with the college, […] […]