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, […] […]
This is the cover for my forthcoming book ‘Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries – The Loyalist Backlash’ to be published in September by Liverpool University Press. More details soon!
Beneath are excerpts from interviews I conducted with David Ervine, MLA and PUP leader in June and September 2006 at the PUP Office on East Belfast’s Newtownards Road. Note: these interviews were carried out as part of the field research for my 2009 doctoral thesis ‘The Protestant Working Class in Northern Ireland – Political Allegiance […]
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 by […]
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.