Date(s) - 08/06/2020
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL COLLECTION LECTURE SERIES
‘Dear John’ – The Loyalist News and John McKeague, with Gareth Mulvenna
This little-known newspaper was published by John McKeague, the leader of the Shankill Defence Association, for a number of years from 1970 and provides a stark, authentic insight into the sectarian rhetoric that informed his thinking throughout the early to mid-1970s as he became figurehead of the Red Hand Commando. The second instalment of the ‘NIPC Series’ will present a number of curios from writer and researcher Gareth Mulvenna’s examination of the Loyalist News, including an open letter from the mysterious Jimmy McKenna to Cardinal Conway and McKeague’s commentary on his incitement to hatred charge.