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“The long lethal years of The Jackal” (Jeanne Griffin)

The story of Robin Jackson, UVF Mid-Ulster Brigade leader and alleged RUC Special Branch agent. For decades journalists and television broadcasters were afraid to mention him by name, referring him only by his sinister soubriquet “The Jackal”. ┬áBut he has

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“The Night the Music Cried.” Unanswered questions surrounding the Miami Showband massacre. (Jeanne Griffin)

The red torch moving in a circular motion like a bloodshot eye in the middle of the dark Ulster road didn’t cause alarm for trumpet player Brian McCoy. A veteran member of the popular cabaret group, the Miami Showband, he

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