Northern divisions: the old IRA and the Belfast pogroms, 1920-22
Jimmy McDermott and his brother Johnny were IRA officers in Belfast in the 1920s, but they went their separate ways when the IRA split over the Treaty. In this book, Jimmy McDermott's grandson presents a powerful chronicle of Belfast republicanism and the role of the 3rd Northern Division of the IRA around the time of partition, helping to explain strands of the conflict which are still with us today, such as policing, secretarianism and mistrust of political institutions.
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secretarianism and mistrust of political institutions Belfast republicanism and the role of Northern Division of the IRA around the time of partition, Beyond the Pale helping to explain strands of the ... Read full review
How strange, the author of this book is my first cousin; my Dad is his Dad's brother.
I'm Enflush, I've never been to Ireland but I have a longing...
I ordered Jim's book and read it, it's very comprehensive and I learned alot.
I'm glad Jim, you met your grandparents and could formulate a comprehensive opinion of them.
I'd like to know my family
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