Martin Doyle & Ronan McGreevy

Martin Doyle is Books Editor of The Irish Times, where he has worked since 2007. He is a former Editor of The Irish Post in London, where he worked from 1992 to 2001, and also worked for The Times in London from 2001-2006. He is the author of Dirty Linen: The Troubles in My Own Place (Merrion Press, 2023) which was shortlisted for Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year.

He has essays in The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices, ed. Paul McVeigh (Unbound, 2021) and A Handbook of the Northern Ireland Troubles and Peace Process, eds. Laura McAtackney and Máirtín Ó Catháin (Routledge, 2023). He edited A History of The Irish Post in 2000 to mark the newspaper’s 30th anniversary. He was also an extra in Father Ted.

Dirty Linen: The Troubles in My Home Place is an intimate, personal history of the Northern Ireland conflict told through the testimony of the friends and families of more than 20 victims who died violently in the author’s own rural parish in County Down. The author enjoys access that only a trusted local could gain and layers this with the literary sensibility of a books editor, the storytelling ability of a veteran journalist and the sensitivity of a writer who has experienced personal bereavement.

Ronan Mc Greevy‘s book Great Hatred: The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP (Faber & Faber), was first published in May 2022 and was chosen as the Sunday Business Post history book of the year and one of the Daily Telegraph’s history books of the year.

He was the editor of Centenary, the official State book on the Easter Rising commemoration. He was also the editor of Was it for This: Reflections on the Easter Rising, an anthology of commentary on the Easter Rising from the pages of The Irish Times. It was published by The Irish Times and Ireland 2016.

In 2018 he was made a chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Government for his work on the first World War.

He is the presenter of the full-length documentary United Ireland: How Nationalists and Unionists Fought Together in Flanders which was shortlisted in the Imperial War Museums short film awards in 2018.

The Kidnapping (A hostage, a desperate manhunt and a bloody rescue that shocked Ireland), co-written with Tommy Conlon about the kidnapping of Don Tidey in 1983 was published by Sandycove (Penguin Random House).

 

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