Ringside Seats: An Insider’s View of the Crisis in Northern Ireland


Robert Ramsay

Foreword by Paul Bew

Provides an insider’s first-hand account of many of the most turbulent moments in Northern Ireland’s recent history. The author rose to the rank of Deputy Secretary in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, having been Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and experienced and recorded such events as the Civil Rights campaign, the rise of the provisional IRA, the fall of Terence O’Neill, internment, Bloody Sunday, Direct Rule and the last days of the old Stormont.