Noraid and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1970–94

Robert Collins

Hardback €45.00
Catalogue Price: €50.00
ISBN: 978-1-80151-018-9
September 2022. 224 pages. Ills.

"The book is an invaluable addition to the recorded history of a time, place, and Irish America’s evolving actions as the Troubles in Northern Ireland gathered pace". Ray O’Hanlon, editor of Irish Echo newspaper

"An exceptionally well researched piece of work that includes interviews with key players. This is a must read for anyone interested in Noraid, Irish republicanism, or the conflict in the North of Ireland more generally. This book thoroughly demonstrates the importance of Irish America to the Irish republican campaign, a point that is often under-appreciated. Robert Collins skilfully brings the reader on a journey, that the republican movement and Noraid travelled, from the outbreak of conflict in 1969 to the IRA ceasefire in 1994. A highly informative and enjoyable read." Dr Marisa McGlinchey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Coventry University

“This book makes a significant contribution to our past and the crucial role played by Irish Americans with endless attempts by successive British administrations to vilify and demonise our community by spreading misinformation ... Noraid also brought people to the US, highlighting injustices and shining a light on violations. This book examines all these themes through interviews and historical records of the time.” Andrée Murphy, Journalist and Deputy Director of Relatives for Justice

“Robert Collins’s superbly researched history of Noraid …This book does an excellent job of assembling the facts and figures about Noraid”. (Andrew Lynch, The Sunday Business Post. November 13th 2022) 

“Several passages in this book are reminders of the way in which attempts by Irish Americans to lend both financial and moral support to the beleaguered people of the Six Counties were continually frustrated ... Robert Collins has carried out meticulous research.” Roy Greenslade,

“Among Collins’s sources are interviews with the major players, including Martin Galvin, editor of the Irish People newspaper”. (Joe Culley, History Ireland. November/December 2022