On the Blanket

On the Blanket

In a masterpiece of investigative journalism, Coogan provides us with the only first-hand account of the protest.

Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312295134

Category: History

Page: 296

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The H Block protest is one of the strangest and most controversial issues in the tragic history of Northern Ireland. Republican prisoners, convicted of grave crimes through special courts and ruthless interrogation procedures, campaigned for political status by refusing to wear prison clothes and daubing their cell with excrement.Were they properly convicted criminals, or martyrs to political injustice? In a masterpiece of investigative journalism, Coogan provides us with the only first-hand account of the protest. His investigation led deep into the social, cultural, and economic maze of Northern Ireland's history to give readers an unmatched analysis of a troubled place and its sorrowful history.
Categories: History

1916 The Mornings After

1916  The Mornings After

Quoted in Tim Pat Coogan, Eamon de Valera: The Man who was Ireland,
Hutchinson, London, 1993. ... Joseph McGuire, quoted in Tim Pat Coogan, On
The Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' 'Dirty' Protest, Palgrave
Macmillan, ...

Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781784080082

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 111

The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new – and ultimately successful – struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for the century to come. But what sort of country did they create? And to what extent does post-1916 Ireland measure up to the hopes and aspirations of 'MacDonagh and MacBride / And Connolly and Pearse'? Best-selling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising – charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers.
Categories: History

Dance in Chains

Dance in Chains

Solidarity internees in Poland sometimes attacked guards or barricaded
themselves in their cells but did not engage in mass ... Tim Pat Coogan, On the
Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' 'Dirty' Protest (New York: St.
Martiin's Press, ...

Author: Padraic Kenney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199375745

Category: History

Page: 368

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"What part does the imprisoned activist play in the conflict between regimes and their opponents around the world? Political incarceration today seems to offer the clearest evidence of a repressive regime, and of a determined political opposition. Yet surely there are more effective alternatives, for both states and their opponents, than incarceration. Imprisoned opponents, like those of the African National Congress in South Africa, or of Solidarity in Poland, or of the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland, may eventually claim or share power, while those who are executed or exiled will not pose the same threat. From the opposition's point of view, imprisonment, even though it deprives the movement of a valued contributor, is often a badge of honor. Our perceptions of political prisoners are awash in clichaes and archetypes. We think of Nelson Mandela, or perhaps Vaaclav Havel: good men, engaged in a moral struggle. But can that really be an acceptable definition, when Adolph Hitler too was a political prisoner? Can we understand what political prisoners are and what they do if we do not include those whose goals or ethics are different from our own? Dance in Chains--the title inspired by a song composed by a socialist on death row in a Warsaw prison 120 years ago--draws upon research in Poland, Ireland, South Africa and includes over a dozen different regimes over the last 150 years. These cases serve as pillars holding up a global investigation of the phenomenon. In each case, generations of political opponents have gone to prison since at least the turn of the twentieth century. Yet they also vary widely. Taken together, they yield a sufficiently wide spectrum to allow the reader to understand one of the central characters of modern political history"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Say Nothing

Say Nothing

A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Patrick Radden Keefe. 26
, 1976. In the fall of 1976, the republican prisoners rebelled: Tim Pat Coogan, On
the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' “Dirty” Protest (New York: ...

Author: Patrick Radden Keefe

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385543378

Category: True Crime

Page: 464

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One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD "Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book -- as finely paced as a novel -- Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." - New York Times Book Review, Ten Best Books of the Year From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.
Categories: True Crime

Seven Million

Seven Million

... On the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' “Dirty” Protest, by Tim Pat
Coogan (Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1997); Northern Ireland
criminal and court records related to Sam Millar; Blanketmen: An Untold Story of
the ...

Author: Gary Craig

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781512600629

Category: True Crime

Page: 296

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On a freezing night in January 1993, masked gunmen walked through the laughably lax security at the Rochester Brink's depot, tied up the guards, and unhurriedly made off with $7.4 million in one of the FBI's top-five armored car heists in history. Suspicion quickly fell on a retired Rochester cop working security for Brinks at the time-as well it might. Officer Tom O'Connor had been previously suspected of everything from robbery to murder to complicity with the IRA. One ex-IRA soldier in particular was indebted to O'Connor for smuggling him and his girlfriend into the United States, and when he was caught in New York City with $2 million in cash from the Brink's heist, prosecutors were certain they finally had enough to nail O'Connor. But they were wrong. In Seven Million, the reporter Gary Craig meticulously unwinds the long skein of leads, half-truths, false starts, and dead ends, taking us from the grim solitary pens of Northern Ireland's Long Kesh prison to the illegal poker rooms of Manhattan to the cold lakeshore on the Canadian border where the body parts began washing up. The story is populated by a colorful cast of characters, including cops and FBI agents, prison snitches, a radical priest of the Melkite order who ran a home for troubled teenagers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the IRA rebel who'd spent long years jailed in one of Northern Ireland's most brutal prisons and who was living underground in New York posing as a comics dealer. Finally, Craig investigates the strange, sad fate of Ronnie Gibbons, a down-and-out boxer and muscle-for-hire in illegal New York City card rooms, who was in on the early planning of the heist, and who disappeared one day in 1995 after an ill-advised trip to Rochester to see some men about getting what he felt he was owed. Instead, he got was what was coming to him. Seven Million is a meticulous re-creation of a complicated heist executed by a variegated and unsavory crew, and of its many repercussions. Some of the suspects are now dead, some went to jail; none of them are talking about the robbery or what really happened to Ronnie Gibbons. And the money? Only a fraction was recovered, meaning that most of the $7 million is still out there somewhere.
Categories: True Crime

Ira and the Cycling Club Lion and Other Short Stories

Ira and the Cycling Club Lion and Other Short Stories

Their 'trial' lasted only minutes and they were sentenced to ten years in a work
camp. A few days later they ... They were issued with a thin woollen blanket and
filthy straw mattress. Within days they ... and Georgyi read them bible stories. The
80.

Author: John Waddington-Feather

Publisher: John Waddington-Feather

ISBN: 9781841752402

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Page: 106

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Blanketmen

Blanketmen

"Richard O'Rawe was a senior IRA prisoner in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison. One of the 'Blanketmen', he took part in the dirty protests that led to the hunger strikes of the early 1980s.

Author: Richard O'Rawe

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121830751

Category: Hunger strikes

Page: 261

View: 395

"Richard O'Rawe was a senior IRA prisoner in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison. One of the 'Blanketmen', he took part in the dirty protests that led to the hunger strikes of the early 1980s. Now O'Rawe gives his personal account of those turbulent times that saw British and Irish governments entering unprecedented negotiations with the IRA Army Council and the prisoners themselves. Passionate, disturbing and controversial, Blanketmen is a landmark book in the cruel history of Northern Ireland." -- Back cover.
Categories: Hunger strikes

Where s where in Dublin

Where s where in Dublin

On the Blanket , The Inside story of the I.R.A. Prisoners ' dirty protest . ( Dublin ,
1980 ) . Coogan , Tim Pat . Michael Collins , The Man Who Made Ireland . (
London , 1992 ) . Coogan , Tim Pat . De Valera : Long Fellow , Long Shadow . (
London ...

Author: Joseph E. A. Connell

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015066788723

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 399

This Directory marks the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and lists historic locations in Dublin on a street-by-street basis, describing the events which occurred in each during the tumultuous decade from the 1913 Lock-Out until the end of the Irish Civil War. Joseph E.A. Connell has catalogued the many sites of historic interest in Dublin and has used his knowledge over many years to guide visitors on the 1916 Rebellion walking tours.
Categories: History

Black and Green

Black and Green

Coogan , Tim Pat On the Blanket : The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners ' ' Dirty '
Protest ( Boulder : Roberts Rinehart , 1997 , first published in 1980 ) . Coote ,
Anna and Grant , Lawrence The NCCL Guide : Civil Liberty ( London : Penguin ...

Author: Brian Dooley

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015047481166

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 970

'An excellent book.' Irish Voice (New York)Ties between political activists in Black America and Ireland span several centuries, from the days of the slave trade to the close links between Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell, and between Marcus Garvey and Eamon de Valera. This timely book traces those historic links and examines how the struggle for black civil rights in America in the 1960s helped shape the campaign against discrimination in Northern Ireland. The author includes interviews with key figures such as Angela Davis, Bernadette McAliskey and Eamonn McCann.
Categories: Political Science

The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

Bibliography Agreement reached in the multiparty negotiations, http://www.nio.
gov.uk/agreement.htm-3, April 18, 1999 ... In Search of Ireland: A Cultural
Geography. ... On the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' “Dirty”
Protest.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113532027

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature

Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland

Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom  Scotland  Wales  and Northern Ireland

Author: Kenneth J. Panton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023109981

Category: History

Page: 465

View: 909

These dictionaries include prominent personalities, events and institutions in these countries. It also details noteworthy places and aspects of the countrys' economic, social, and cultural life. It gives an overview of geography and history of the country, a chronology, lists of monarchs, prime ministers, maps and more.
Categories: History

Library Journal

Library Journal

1839 - 18.48 BETWEEN WOMEN AND GENERATIONS EN Food and Feasting in
Ancient Rome Legacies of Diquity CONTAINS ... ON THE BLANKET The Inside
Story of the IRA Prisoners ' " Dirty " Protest Tim Pat Coogan May 2002 / 296 pp .

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000085253437

Category: Libraries

Page:

View: 491

Categories: Libraries

1999

1999

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Coogan, Tim Pat. The IRA. London: Fontana/
Collins, 1987. ———. On the Blanket. Dublin: Ward River ... Ten-Thirty-Three:
The Inside Story of Britain's Secret Killing Machine in Northern Ireland. Edinburgh
: ...

Author: Morgan Llywelyn

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429927062

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 118

The Irish Century concludes in this climactic novel; Llywelyn's masterpiece is complete The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921, 1949, and 1972. It now concludes with 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace. 1999 brings the story from 1972 to the disarmament talks and beginnings of reconciliation among the Irish at the end of the twentieth century. Barry Halloran, strong, clever, and passionately patriotic, who was the central character of 1972, remains central. Now a crippled photojournalist, he marries his beloved Barbara Kavanaugh, and steps back from the armed struggle. Through his work he documents the historic events that take us from the horrific aftermath of Bloody Sunday through the decades of The Troubles to the present. This is a noble conclusion to an historical mega-novel that will be read for years. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Ireland Related Featured Articles

Ireland Related Featured Articles

”The deaths that gave new life to an IRA legend” http: //www.guardian.co.uk/
fromthearchive/story/0,,1055373,00.html. The Guardian. ... UDA Inside the Heart
of Loyalist Terror. Penguin Books. ... Blanketmen. New Island. pp. 103–104. ISBN
1-904301-67-3. 20English, Richard (2003). Armed Struggle: The History of the
IRA.

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The Story Keeper

The Story Keeper

What in heaven's name? His heart ... Tree trunks flashed by, his feet sliding in the
damp blanket of forest moss. Fortunately, he was ... He'd had no idea of how long
Ira's dealings here would carry on, but he hadn't minded it either. There were ...

Author: Lisa Wingate

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781496400413

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 422

2015 Christy Award winner! 2015 Carol award winner! When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen’s suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.
Categories: Fiction

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03769872O

Category: Law

Page:

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

The Classical Poetry of the Japanese

The Classical Poetry of the Japanese

The meaning is that as one of the two must be under the blanket in readiness for
a possible visit from the wife, the servant ... ease outside while his master is
sitting cramped up inSide,—a peculiarly uncomfortable position, moreover, for
the teller of a long story. ... Ira tsume was the honorific appellation for ladies of
high rank.

Author: Basil Hall Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136393440

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 568

Published in 2000, The Classical Poetry of the Japanese is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Times of Troubles

Times of Troubles

Myers, K., Watching the Door: Cheating Death in 1970s Belfast (London: Atlantic
Books, 2006) Newsinger, J., 'British Security Policy ... the Provisional IRA (Belfast:
The Blackstaff Press, 1998) O'Doherty, S., The Volunteer: A Former IRA Man's
True Story (London: Fount ... 1999) O'Rawe, R., Blanketmen (Dublin: New Island,
2005) ––Afterlives (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2010) Owen, A. E., The Anglo-Irish
 ...

Author: Andrew Sanders

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655137

Category: History

Page: 288

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How 'The Troubles' in Ulster defined the Scottish and British military experience post-WW2.
Categories: History

Northern Ireland a role for the United States

Northern Ireland  a role for the United States

The committee reportedly recommends that interrogations of IRA suspects in
Ulster be monitored by senior police officials ... The IRA has drawn attention to
several hundred IRA prisoners living without clothes or blankets in cells fouled by
human waste in the Maze Prison in Ulster. ... To present their side of the story
about the prison, which was built as a model facility, Northern Ireland officials
have taken ...

Author: Joshua Eilberg

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00827129W

Category: History

Page: 675

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Categories: History