All The Dead Voices

All The Dead Voices

In 2002, my fifth book, a memoir, All The Dead Voices, was published. The book is currently out-of-print and I have sometimes thought about updating it but never got around to doing so. Anyway, the short Prologue to the book is a reminiscence on August 1969 when,...
August, 1969

August, 1969

Chapter 7, The Pogroms, of my first novel, West Belfast, covers this period from fifty years ago when thousands of people were burnt out of their homes in the Falls Road and Divis Street area. Click on link to download PDF. Chapter 7 The book can be purchased at the...
Tracking Military Planes Over Ireland – LATEST

Tracking Military Planes Over Ireland – LATEST

The research in this feature is the latest update from Dan Dowling of Shannonwatch. Compiling records of military aircraft identifies British Army surveillance. This map  shows seven days of all military aircraft around the world. Each dot on the map yileds the ICAO...
The Lakes

The Lakes

I was prompted to post this chapter from my book, All The Dead Voices (2002), as a result of several photographs of the Winton Arms Hotel on Twitter by Irish Unionist – @wackyj67 –  who publishes, and is a source for, some great pics. This story, The...
On Bonfires, The PSNI, Unionism, Sinn Féin & Stormont

On Bonfires, The PSNI, Unionism, Sinn Féin & Stormont

In West Belfast (and other nationalist areas) the tradition of bonfires celebrating the Feast of the Assumption on Our Lady’s Day, 15th August, lasted about one hundred years, and it was something we, as kids, looked forward to. But there were no nationalist bonfires...