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‘Duddy Memoirs’ article in Research Matters

The article pictured here tells the story of how Brendan Duddy decided to deposit his papers in the National University of Ireland Galway. It was just published in the latest issue of NUI Galway’s internal research newsletter ‘Research Matters’. The … Continue reading

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Negotiating the Irish Hunger Strike of 1981

I have uploaded a preprint of an article I published originally in the Sunday Business Post [Dublin] on 1 January 2012:  Sun Bus Post jan 1 art Hunger Strike Here is an extract: “…Duddy’s papers, deposited at NUI Galway and … Continue reading

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Peace and Secrecy in Colombia

Secret back-channel talks between the Colombian Government and FARC were revealed yesterday by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. The talks laid the groundwork for the opening of formal negotiations between the two sides, expected to begin in several weeks time. … Continue reading

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Talking Peace: a witness seminar at the National University of Ireland Galway

Talking Peace: a witness seminar on communication, contact and dialogue aimed at reducing or ending violence in Northern Ireland. Wedns 16 May 2012, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway Participants include: Sir Kenneth Bloomfield: former head of the Northern … Continue reading

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IRA ceasefire 1975: extract online

The first half of an essay on the IRA ceasefire of 1975 that I published recently in the Field Day Review  is now freely available online at oconnellhouse.nd.edu/assets/54313/ira_ceasefire_1975.pdf. It includes new material from the private papers of both Brendan Duddy, … Continue reading

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