‘The Politics of Frustration’ by David McKittrick

    Harry Midgley was a now largely forgotten politician who was active in Belfast from the 1920s until the 1950s. Midgley’s political journey took him from his early days – when loyalists called him a Bolshevik – to a ministry in a unionist government. Although more than half a century has passed since his…

Fr Alec Reid and Mount Sinai

    I learned today that the late Father Alec Reid drafted his epistle for peace in Northern Ireland on the top of a mountain in County Wicklow. Before leaving this world in 2013 the Clonard priest, based in west Belfast revealed to former Department of Foreign Affairs official, Bill Nolan that in the Eighties…