Speaking for Myself

Screenshot from TaRP Zoom call with Paul Gallagher and Hazel Deeney

Paul was shot six times with an automatic weapon and Hazel’s husband joined The UVF at sixteen

Continuing our ‘Speaking for Myself’ series, our Witnesses are Paul Gallagher who has been confined to a wheelchair since gunmen in Belfast shot him when they were unable to find his neighbour and Hazel Deeney whose husband, Trevor, was buried on the day the Good Friday Agreement was signed. Our… Read More »Paul was shot six times with an automatic weapon and Hazel’s husband joined The UVF at sixteen

Screengrap from TaRP Zoom call with Bernie McKearney and Victor Montgomery

‘Every so often, I meet young people in Belfast and their regret is that they’ve missed the war’

Continuing our ‘Speaking for Myself’ series, our Witnesses are Bernie McKearney, who lost her father, mother and husband to ‘The Troubles’, and Victor Montgomery, who lost his two brothers to the same conflict. Our Panelists are Rev. Chris Hudson, Minister of All Souls Presbyterian Church in Belfast, who acted as… Read More »‘Every so often, I meet young people in Belfast and their regret is that they’ve missed the war’

Screenshot of TaRP Zoom event with Witnesses Amanda Doherty and Danny Toland

The murders of an eight-year-old child and a popular Derry publican

Eight-year-old Oran Doherty, murdered in The Omagh Bombing, was buried in his Celtic FC strip… Not only did they murder the popular Derry publican, John Toland, his killers also tried to destroy his reputation. The Witnesses at this Tarp event are Amanda Doherty, whose brother, Oran, was murdered in the… Read More »The murders of an eight-year-old child and a popular Derry publican

Screenshot from TaRP Zoom event with Witnesses Ann Travers and Seamus McDonald

The murder of Ann Travers’ sister, Mary, and Seamus McDonald’s Parents, Mervyn and Rosaleen

After the gunman murdered her father, he wrenched the six-month-old baby girl from her mother’s arms, placed her beside her two-year-old brother on the family sofa and murdered her mother… Mary was a twenty-two-year-old teacher when she was murdered on her way home from Mass. “Speaking for Myself” is a… Read More »The murder of Ann Travers’ sister, Mary, and Seamus McDonald’s Parents, Mervyn and Rosaleen

Screenshot from TaRP Zoom event with Witnesses Danny O'Keeffe and George Jones

Friendship, Music and Loss – The murders of Tony Geraghty and Wesley Black

“Speaking for Myself” is a Truth and Reconciliation Platform (TaRP) educational series broadcast from The Miami Showband Peace Centre Online. The Witnesses at this event are Danny O’Keeffe whose best friend, Tony Geraghty, was murdered at The Miami Showband Massacre on July 31st, 1975, and George Jones whose friend and… Read More »Friendship, Music and Loss – The murders of Tony Geraghty and Wesley Black

Screenshot from TaRP Zoom event with Witnesses Jo Berry and Pat Irvine

The Troubles: A Woman’s Heart – Pat Irvine & Jo Berry

Truth and Reconciliation Platform presents the fourth discussion in its “Speaking for Myself” series from The Miami Showband Peace Centre online. The Witnesses for this TaRP event are Pat Irvine whose mother, Kathleen, was murdered along with fourteen other innocent victims in the “McGurks Bar Bombing” in Belfast on December… Read More »The Troubles: A Woman’s Heart – Pat Irvine & Jo Berry

Screenshot from TaRP Zoom event with Witnesses Peter Heathwood and Jennifer McNern

Teach Your Children – Harrowing stories of Peter Heathwood & Jennifer McNern

Truth and Reconciliation Platform presents the third discussion in its “Speaking for Myself” series from The Miami Showband Peace Centre online. The Witnesses for this TaRP event are Jennifer McNern who was seriously injured in “The Abercorn Bombing” in Belfast in March 1972 and Peter Heathwood who was shot and… Read More »Teach Your Children – Harrowing stories of Peter Heathwood & Jennifer McNern

Screenshot from the Zoom panel with Witnesses Michael O'Hare and Michael Gallagher

Forever Young: The Murdered Children – Michael O’Hare & Michael Gallagher

Truth and Reconciliation Platform presents the second in its “Speaking for Myself” series from The Miami Showband Peace Centre online. The Witnesses for this TaRP event are Michael O’Hare whose twelve year-old sister, Majella, was murdered at Whitecross, County Armagh, on August 14th, 1976, while on her way to church… Read More »Forever Young: The Murdered Children – Michael O’Hare & Michael Gallagher