Posts tagged “IRA”

The truth about the man who accuses Adams…

Tim Pat reviews ‘Voices From the Grave’ by Ed Moloney for the Irish Independent

Back in the sixties, when I was starting to research my book on the IRA, Andrew Boyd arranged that I be brought to Belfast’s Linenhall Library where I was sworn to secrecy, brought down to a locked basement wherein a locked steel box was opened and I was given access to the library’s collection of IRA documents — a few handbills and a copy of the booklet Operation Harvest, which was written by a former sub-editor colleague of mine on the Evening Press, Sean Cronin.

Such was the impact of the Special Powers Act and the state of republican documentation at the time. Consequently, as a writer committed to the principles of free speech, I must support the appearance of Ed Moloney’s Voices from the Grave.

But the support has to be accompanied by a health, or rather a provenance, warning.

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Tim Pat Coogan introduces ‘Troubled History’ – Nov. 7th

Troubled History – a 10th anniversary critique of Peter Hart’s The IRA and its Enemies by Niall Meehan and Brian Murphy OSB, introduction by Ruan O’Donnell (Head of History Dept, Limerick University)

Launch: Friday 7 November 2008, 8pm (sharp)
at the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Introduced by Tim Pat Coogan
organised by the Aubane Historical Society

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