It’s hard to describe exactly what the term informer means to the average Northern nationalist: or at least those of a certain age. That John Ford won his first batch of four Oscar’s (preview, mid screen) for a 1935 film of the same name, gives some impression of the emotional impact of the term in home territory. Liam Clarke casts Donaldson as the double agent who brought ‘Larry the Chief’ into play.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty