Robert Allen

1956- ; b. Belfast; journalist in Belfast, Manchester, London, and Dublin, writing on environment, community development and soccer; Billy: A Soccer Biography (Dublin: Viking 1986); Guests of the Nation (Earthscan 1990); Waste Not, Want Not (Earthscan 1992), on community opposition to toxic waste; also Roll Away the Stone (1995), on Ireland’s self-transformation from a conservative society.