3rd January 2017
Article published in The Irish Times - Referendum need not be the last word on Brexit
9th November 2016
Article published in the Irish Times - Pride in ‘inclusive’ 1916 commemoration rings hollow
28th June 2016
See my latest Blog post Whatever happened to the sovereignty of Parliament?
15th January 2016
Belfast Literary Society papers now added to site - click here
7th January 2016
An edited version of this article appeared in Belfast Telegraph, 7th Jan., 2016.
Published November 2015;
BELFAST’S GIANTS: Thirty-six Views of Samson and Goliath, by Dennis Kennedy
Two hundred years ago Japanese master printmaker Hokusai embarked on his famous series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. A century later the French painter Henri Rivière, produced Les Trente-six vues de La Tour Eiffel. Retired journalist and occasional photographer Dennis Kennedy has now, with apologies to Hokusai and Rivière, come up with Thirty-six Views of Samson and Goliath, three dozen of his own photographs taken over the past thirty years. They depict Harland and Wolff’s gantry cranes from a variety of viewpoints and constitute a modest tribute to the two Biblical giants and to the city they have come to symbolise
Paperback book; A5 format, 46 pages. (36 full-colour photographs.)
Published, spring 2015: CLIMBING SLEMISH, by Dennis Kennedy. Originally published as Climbing Slemish: An Ulster Memoir in 2006, this revised edition includes family trees and photographs.
Climbing Slemish is a humorous and at times tragic account of four inter-connected Ulster families over more than a century. The book was originally intended to be a novel, a portrait of a small and often misunderstood minority in Ireland, the deeply religious, evangelical Protestant working class in rural and urban Ulster, generally unionist in outlook, but eschewing involvement in politics.
Paperback; 214 pages. (including 8 of b&w photos.)