This book traces the political development of 'dissident' Irish republicanism from the beginnings of the peace process. Based on extensive interviews with activists, it offers an insight into the ideology and motivation of a wide range of radical republican groups and analyses how serious a challenge they mount to the status quo in Ireland. -- .
On 26 December 1960, 12,000 Ulster police and B Specials began one of their biggest manhunts. It was for Prisoner 1082 - Donal Donnelly. Donal reflects on how he came to be on top of a prison wall risking his life, outlines the penal conditions in Northern Ireland and gives a graphic description of how the IRA operated.
Presents stories, linked by its characters who appear and disappear, bump into each other in chance encounters, and join up again through love, marriage or memory. Exploring family ties and small coincidences, this book includes stories that are united by recurring imagery, echoing a kind of collective unconscious, and the magnetic force of place.