For researchers, a new archive of the Troubles in Northern Ireland….
It is not just landscape and history and personal objects and events that shape us, but also the more casual and systematic reading we do ….
Over the years the Library has become the repository for a vast amount of material relating to the subject and the subsequent Peace Process
This biography, written by one who is certainly no fawning acolyte of Adams, nevertheless adds to the understanding of one of the most important figures in peace in our time.
Was he the most important leader of contemporary Ireland?
Duffy is a smart and determined Catholic in a police force that is overwhelming Protestant; and he resides and survives in a Protestant estate because he has a ‘good relationship’ with the leader of the para militaries who run that estate.
I am the same age as the state
And neither turned out as you wished . . .
The commitment by the EU to accept a united Ireland is a huge victory for the Irish government
Brendan Duddy was a Derry business man – a fish and chip shop owner – a Republican but also a passionate pacifist.
That Sean Duffy, McKinty’s main character, is a Catholic means that his Northern Irish police superiors are unsure of him and that he is as much an outsider on the Gerry Adams side of his society as on the Ian Paisley side.