Last March I organised an event at Skainos in East Belfast entitled ‘David Ervine – Loyalism and Labour.’ The evening was partially funded by the QUB Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ‘Loyalism and Labour’ was part of a series of community outreach events organised byContinue reading “David Ervine – Loyalism and Labour”
Almost a year ago I was invited to speak at the inaugural lecture of the East Belfast ACT Initiative. Other speakers at the event were Iain Turner (Balaclava Street) and William Mitchell, the ACT coordinator. Below the flyer is the text of my contribution.
In the late 1970s (c.1979 I think) John McKeague, the former leader of the Red Hand Commando, granted the Limerick Echo an interview. The interview was re-printed in two parts by the UVF newspaper Combat. The interview is fascinating and provides an insight into McKeague’s thinking on Ulster independence, federalism, a ‘Troubles amnesty’ and the interference of theContinue reading “John McKeague interview with Limerick Echo, late 1970s”