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Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism

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Literary Nonfiction. History. Politics. Irish Studies. Foreword by Ed Maloney. GOOD FRIDAY is a compilation of articles written by Anthony McIntyre, one of the most prominent Republican voices in Northern Ireland. It is a contemporaneous commentary on the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement written by the journalist and former political prisoner before the spin ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 8th 2008 by Ausubo Press, Small Press Distribution
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Lauretta Farrell
Feb 14, 2016 Lauretta Farrell rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for anyone who thinks they know about the Good Friday accords, and the peace they brought to the north of Ireland. This is particularly so for those Irish Americans who worship at the altar of Gerry Adams, and think he brought ever-lasting peace to this incredibly troubled region. While the accords may have stooped the intense fighting that plagued contemporary Ireland for thirty years, they did not bring Irish unification, civil rights, or equality to the Catholic populace. ...more
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Jun 24, 2009 Jaywhite74 rated it it was amazing
I'm about half way through this book and it has totally floored me. Anthony was an author on the highly politcal Blanket website and which i read constantly. Anthony was a member of the IRA, a blanketman himself and republican acitivist who served many years for his beliefs in the H Block.
The book so far is a collection of his articles for the Guardian, The Blanket and another website called Forum. It's a scathing, highly critical look at the shift in the reublican movement from a United Irelan
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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 ...more
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