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Roy Garland was for many years a member of the Ulster Unionist Party who has been working closely with leading Loyalists from a very early period. He has engaged extensively with Republicans since the late 1980s.
He completed a thesis on The Ulster Volunteer Force: Negotiating History in 1991 and is author of a biography of former loyalist leader Gusty Spence. Roy contributes articles to various journals and is a weekly columnist with the Irish News and occasionally broadcasts on radio and TV.
In recent years he has spoken at The Irish American Unity Conference at Boston, the University of Chicago, Tusculum College Tennessee and Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio. He regularly addresses US students in Dublin and Belfast.