• Boooo!

    Peter Dwyer explains why he and other Liverpool FC fans booed the monarchy at the FA Cup final in Wembley This article was reprinted from Counterfire follow the link at the bottom to read more and support. When I returned home from Wembley on Saturday night the Daily Mail was running headlines about MPs condemning the ‘shameful abuse’… Continue reading

  • ‘Writing Across Borders’

    ‘Writing Across Borders’ ‘Most countries send out oil or iron, steel or gold, or some other crop, but Ireland has had only one export and that is its people.’ John F. Kennedy on his presidential visit to Ireland, June 1963 Reading JFK’s words resonates with how Derry/Londonderry, Dublin and Liverpool have one noteworthy trait. Over… Continue reading

  • Why you should listen to The Irish Stew podcast.

    https://www.irishstewpodcast.com/blog/why-you-should-listen-to-jack-byrne/ On Christmas Eve 2020,  Jack Byrne reached out to see if we’d be interested in doing an episode on his upcoming book. We had only launched the podcast in October and were chuffed that anyone would actually ask to come on the Stew. Things have changed 40 episodes later, much to our delight. Authors… Continue reading

  • The One Road – Fiction For Fighting Back

    This collection of short stories is reduced to just 99P – Buy and leave a star rating on Amazon. TheOne Road by Jack Byrne is a gripping collection of stories, beginning with the title piece. Death, abuse, regret, identity, prejudice, and redemption, the individuals here are part of a larger story of a nation coming… Continue reading

  • Confetti

    An excerpt from Across The Water Available for pre order now Dublin May 17th, 1974 – 5.30 pm The train rattled and wobbled its way along the coast; Paddy looked at the sea. The ever-present sea, even inland, its waves were felt in the half-empty villages, in the faces of old men whose sons were… Continue reading

  • Celebrate St Patrick’s day with Liverpool writer Jack Byrne

    Celebrate St Patrick’s day with Liverpool writer Jack Byrne

    Jack Byrne, born and raised in Speke of Irish parents and grandparents is charting the life and times of the city’s Irish community in his novels. His first book Under The Bridge set in Garston from the 1950’s to 2000s was called a ‘Love letter to Liverpool with a touch of Peaky Blinders’ by fellow… Continue reading

  • You kidding lad? Responding to The Responder

    The Responder is a five-part BBC series set in Liverpool. The series follows Chris Carson a police officer struggling with psychological and family issues and a deteriorating work situation. I really didn’t like the start of this series, partly because it was set in Liverpool and it showed a mix of drug dealers, users, and… Continue reading

  • Save Oglet Shore

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport have published their Masterplan for the greenbelt land around their site. The Airport only received 190 responses and 138 people answered their very biased questionnaire. Our petition is asking both local councils to: * Oppose the expansion of Liverpool airport * Stop the closure of Dungeon Lane and Ashton’s Lane *… Continue reading

  • Where was Britain’s First Mosque?

    It’s a weird thing. I’ve always known that Brougham terrace existed but never been there. It was one of those reference points, a name that always felt familiar. Wherever I was in the UK or abroad and I needed my birth certificate, I could never find it, and my mum would make the journey to… Continue reading

  • Vote for Under The Bridge ‘Book of The Year’

    If you would like to support my novel Under The Bridge click this link to vote for it in the publisher’s book of the year contest. A quick and easy you can support my writing, just one click away. Thanks, Jack.https://www.northodox.co.uk/about-4-1 Continue reading

About Me

Thanks for visiting my page. The aim of this page is to let you know what I am working on and allow you to tell me what you think.

I was born and raised in Speke Liverpool, although my parents first lived ‘Under The Bridge’ in Garston, and all my family goes back to Wicklow in Ireland.

The Liverpool Mystery series will be four novels, three books; Under The Bridge, The Morning After, and Fire Next Time are finished. Under The Bridge will be published in Feb 2021 and I hope at least one more will follow later in the year. I am writing The Wicklow Boys now, and I hope to finish it next year.

My writing like my blog is about the lives of working people and how they relate to society as a whole.

My collection of short stories The One Road is available below click to see details.

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