Dermot McEvoy was born in Dublin in 1950. For 25 years he was an editor/writer for Publishers Weekly magazine.
He is the author of five books including the novels "The 13th Apostle: A Novel of Michael Collins and the Irish Uprising," "Terrible Angel: A Novel of Michael Collins in New York," "Our Lady of Greenwich Village," and two nonfiction works: "Irish Miscellany" and "The Little Book of Irish Wisdom."
He lives in Jersey City, NJ.
On Feb 5 1921, John "Shankers" Ryan, a top British tout, was executed by Michael Collins’ Squad, in Nighttown.
On January 20, 1902, Kevin Barry was born in Dublin. His execution in 1920 is considered to be the "final straw" for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins.
The author of “Down the Nile” and “Whoredom in Kimmage.”
When they played Carnegie Hall in 1962 they included a wonderful 13-minute vignette of songs they remembered from their childhood.
In 1961, President Kennedy saved Christmas for a little girl who was concerned about the safety of Santa Claus.
The Irish got their nation, but they also got a Civil War.
Renowned Irish folk singer Liam Clancy died on December 4, 2009. We look back at the legendary singer's lifetime.
On this dark day, November 22, 1963: Irish American President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
Joseph Mary Plunkett was a Dubliner, poet, the youngest of the 1916 signatories. Plunkett’s marriage just before his execution went down in history.
On this day, Nov 21, 1920, Michael Collins' squad "The Twelve Apostles" killed 14 British Secret Service Agents - a day which has gone down in history as "Bloody Sunday".