Tag Archives: David Ervine

What came first – the paramilitaries or the polluted politics?

My new book UVF: Behind the Mask has drawn considerable media attention since its publication two weeks ago. Much of this is to be expected given that I have gained unprecedented access to the UVF in a way that presents … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection on David Ervine

Like many other people who were fortunate enough to meet him, I have several abiding memories of the late David Ervine. My first encounter with him was in early May 2001 in the PUP’s old offices on the Newtownards Road … Continue reading

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A Tribute to David Ervine

Ten years on from his passing, as we mourn one of the greatest losses to political unionism, there is much to celebrate in David Ervine’s political legacy. Continue reading

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Review of Tony Novosel’s book on Ulster Loyalism

Here’s my review of Tony Novosel’s excellent Northern Ireland’s Lost Opportunity: The Frustrated Promise of Political Loyalism, which was published by Pluto Press in 2013. The review originally appeared in Political Studies Review in September 2014: “‘Northern Ireland’s Lost Opportunity’ … Continue reading

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In Memory of Gusty Spence (1933-2011)

COMMENT: The passing of former UVF leader Gusty Spence may give loyalists time to think about their efforts in making peace with the past, writes AARON EDWARDS Rarely are students of Irish history afforded the opportunity to meet those individuals … Continue reading

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