Rebel Prods Book Launch A new book entitled Rebel Prods: The Forgotten Story of Protestant Radical Nationalists and the 1916 Rising by the late Dr Valerie Jones, will be launched by the former Archbishop of Dublin, the Rt Revd Walton Empey, in the Treasury, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, next Monday evening at 6.30pm. The book, brought to fruition by Dr Valerie Jones’s daughter, Dr Heather Jones, an Associate Professor in History at the London School of Economics, has been published by Ashfield Press and has been supported by the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group as one of its several contributions to marking the centenary of 1916. The outgoing Chairman on the Historical Centenaries Working Group, the Rt Revd John McDowell, has observed that ‘one of the objectives of more or less everyone who has been involved in the Decade of Centenaries has been to explore the complexity of Irish history during this crucial period. Many people are aware of the involvement of well known, and often well connected, Irish Protestants in radical politics during the revolutionary period. However, there were others whose participation on the republican side are much less well known, or barely known at all but whose stories deserve to be told and reflected upon. This book fills a gap in the scholarship of that period and should also be of interest to a much wider readership who, once again, history will surprise.’ Valerie Jones was an Irish language enthusiast and a dedicated and singularly effective Communications Officer for the dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough.