The event discussed the final book in a trilogy looking at Irish political prisoners in the period 1848-2000.
On 21 September 2021, Seán McConville, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, launched his latest book Irish Political Prisoners 1960-2000: Braiding Rage and Sorrow at an event hosted by the Irish Department of Justice.
Professor McConville spoke on writing the book and discussed some of the key findings. James Browne, Minister of State at the Department of Justice (the Oireachtas) and Eunan O'Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin also spoke on the subject, and the significance of the book. Watch the full event on Youtube.
Based on extensive archival research and hundreds of interviews, the Irish Political Prisoners 1960-2000: Braiding Rage and Sorrow reveals that the prisoners’ involvement and consent to the Good Friday Agreement that was critical to ending the decades-long conflict. The book is published by Routledge.