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.
"The diabolical machinations that brought about the murder are beyond shocking," says Dermot McEvoy of Pat Finucane's death in 1989.
On February 5, 1921, John "Shankers" Ryan, a top British tout, was executed by Michael Collins’ Squad, in Nighttown
Easter Rising leader Thomas MacDonagh executed on May 3, 1916.
Kevin Barry's execution on November 1, 1920, is considered to be the "final straw" for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins.
The early 1960s hit movie A Hard Day’s Night is not only the Fountain of Youth but a cheeky tribute to the Liverpudlian quarter, The Beatle's Irish heritage
When they played Carnegie Hall in 1962 they included a wonderful 13-minute vignette of songs they remembered from their childhood.
The Irish got their nation, but they also got a Civil War.
John F Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
The Easter Rising leader Joseph Mary Plunkett was executed at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin on May 4, 1916.