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About me

Occupation Writer
Location Ireland
Introduction Former IRA volunteer and ex-prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s. Completed PhD at Queens upon release from prison. Left the Republican Movement at the endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement, and went on to become a journalist. Co-founder of The Blanket, an online magazine that critically analyzed the Irish peace process. Author of Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism.
Interests Family, reading, writing, walking, music, politics, Liverpool FC, humanism, work, history, Rwanda, Argentina, philosophy, human rights, Irish republicanism
Favorite Movies Usual Suspects, The Departed, Once Upon A Time in America, LA Confidential, Heat, Operation Daybreak, Downfall, Conspiracy, Inherit The Wind, Let The Right One In, The Killing (series 1)
Favorite Music Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The The, ELO, Stranglers, Cowboy Junkies, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stranglers, David Gray, Prefab Sprout, Lynard Skyard
Favorite Books Scandinavian crime fiction, First Deadly Sin, The Outsider, Guerrillas And Generals, Headhunter, Children of the Arbat, The Brothers Karamazov, Animal Farm, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, Stalingrad, Mila 18, Trinity, QB V11, Rivers of Darkness, The Last Supper, Labyrinth, The Stand, Shogun, Eye of the Needle, Mercy, Shane, It, Pet Sematary, King Leopold's Ghost, The Psalm Killer, Wolves in the City, Germany's Willing Executioners, The Road To Stalingrad, A Secret History Of The IRA, The Desert Is Fertile, The Road