Category: General

The Irish and Latin America

This post was inspired by, and is in honour of, my translators into Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese (neither of whom, as far as I know, have Irish ancestry). [Edit 7/9/2015: I stand corrected. “Dowling” is an anglicised version of a…

Loyalist paramilitaries:
An overview

UFF mural on a gable end in Sandy Row, Belfast

In the Troubles loyalists killed 990 people; 708 simply because they were Catholics.1 The question is “Why?” Main Groupings The two most important and longest-established loyalist terrorist groups are: Ulster Volunteer Force founded in 1966, the fiftieth anniversary of the…

Free E-Book on Irish History

For St Patrick’s Day only, you can download the Irish History Compressed e-book absolutely free using the coupon code KQ89Z. Get it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/311082 And if you do read it and like it, please think about posting a review to…

Significant Commas in Irish History

As well as teaching about Irish history, I teach English language and grammar, especially the written variety, which a lot of the time seems to mean teaching commas: where to put one, where not to put one, and why it…

The various IRAs

(Note: I have tried to keep this account as factual as possible and my own views out of it, so any political slant and/or bias people read into it is as much a product of their minds as my words!)…

Irish History Compressed E-book is DRM-free

There’s been some controversy recently about ebooks protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) and what that allows the retailer to do with an ebook you thought you owned.* It’s not very apparent unless you search quite hard on the Amazon…