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Brutal murders of a member of Omagh District Council and a member of An Garda Síochána in Dublin

Continuing our ‘Speaking for Myself’ series, our Witnesses are Patsy Kelly whose father, Patsy Kelly, an independent member of Omagh District Council, was murdered on July 24th, 1974 and Dr. Finian Fallon whose father, Garda Richard Fallon, was murdered in Dublin on April 3rd, 1970; the first member of An… Read More »Brutal murders of a member of Omagh District Council and a member of An Garda Síochána in Dublin

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James Greer (former UDA) and Anne Walker (former IRA) were deadly enemies but are now firm friends

The inspiring story of former paramilitaries, James Greer and Anne Walker, who have devoted their lives to Peace. ‘Speaking for Myself’ and ‘Music – A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ are Truth and Reconciliation Platform educational projects, hosted by The Miami Showband Peace Centre Online and assisted by the consultant and coach, Tracy Dempsey.… Read More »James Greer (former UDA) and Anne Walker (former IRA) were deadly enemies but are now firm friends

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Mike Hanrahan, Stockton’s Wing singer/songwriter – TaRP’s ‘Music – A bridge over troubled waters’

‘Music – A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ with Stockton’s Wing singer-songwriter Mike Hanrahan. It all began way back in a room on the top floor of a house in Ennis, County Clare with Grammy Award Nominee, Maura O’Connell, when they formed a duo called ‘Tumbleweed’. Mike Hanrahan spent fifteen glorious… Read More »Mike Hanrahan, Stockton’s Wing singer/songwriter – TaRP’s ‘Music – A bridge over troubled waters’

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Irish folk singer/songwriter Robbie O’Connell played with The Clancy Brothers, Bob Dylan and more

‘Music – A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ with singer-songwriter Robbie O’Connell.   Music is a universal language that transcends all barriers. It is an unassailable platform where Truth and Love are safe. During our darkest days, it gave us leave to clap our hands and to dance together. Music is… Read More »Irish folk singer/songwriter Robbie O’Connell played with The Clancy Brothers, Bob Dylan and more

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The blinding of schoolboy, Richard Moore, and the ‘Disappearing’ of Seamus Ruddy

Continuing our ‘Speaking for Myself’ series, our Witnesses are Richard Moore, whose young life was changed forever on Thursday May 4th 1972; as he ran past an army lookout post on his way home from school, a British army officer fired a rubber bullet at point blank range into his… Read More »The blinding of schoolboy, Richard Moore, and the ‘Disappearing’ of Seamus Ruddy

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“If the whole point of Kingsmill was to hate Catholics, it didn’t work” – Becca Smith, Feb 2nd 2021

Sarah Convery whose three uncles were murdered at their home in Whitecross, County Armagh on January 4th 1976 – John-Martin and Brian died at the scene and Anthony died a month later – and Becca Smith whose uncle, John McConville, was murdered the following day, January 5th 1976 along with… Read More »“If the whole point of Kingsmill was to hate Catholics, it didn’t work” – Becca Smith, Feb 2nd 2021

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Ariana Grande Manchester Arena and Westminster Bridge Terrorist Attacks and ‘The Troubles’

Travis Frain, who was injured in a terrorist attack on London’s Westminster Bridge on March 22nd 2017 and Figen Murray whose son, Martin, was murdered at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd 2017, talk to Joe Campbell whose father, RUC Sergeant, Joseph Campbell, was murdered in… Read More »Ariana Grande Manchester Arena and Westminster Bridge Terrorist Attacks and ‘The Troubles’

Columba McVeigh was buried in a secret grave… Stan Carberry’s father was shot by the British army

Continuing our ‘Speaking for Myself’ series, our Witnesses are Oliver McVeigh whose brother, Columba McVeigh, was ‘disappeared’ by The IRA in 1975 and Stan Carberry, whose father, a member of The IRA, was shot dead by the British army in 1972. Our Panelists are Paul Finnegan, a community leader in… Read More »Columba McVeigh was buried in a secret grave… Stan Carberry’s father was shot by the British army

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

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‘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’