Legion of the Rearguard

Dissident Irish Republicanism

By Martyn Frampton

Now in paperback, this book examines the history of dissident Irish republicanism as it has developed over the last two decades. The book is up-to-date in charting the rise of dissident activity on both sides of the border. Its wide-ranging research puts dissident republicanism in historical context and explores the evolution - particularly against the background of the Northern Irish peace process and Good Friday Agreement. It shows why the flame of militant, violent, Irish republicanism still burns, and it takes an in-depth look at the thinking that inspires those who adhere to its ideology. To this end, the author has conducted first-hand interviews with members from the political wings of several leading dissident groups, including key players such as Ruairi O Bradaigh and Tony Catney, Head of the Real IRA.


352 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780716530565

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