‘When the Belfast child sings again’ a ballad by the group Simple Minds, evokes feelings of a gritty, strife torn and harsh city troubled by years of political and sectarian violence.
Riots, bomb blasts, and snipers were the headlines I grew up with while watching the evening news from the comfort of my teenage southern vantage.
The summer of my 16th birthday I attended a dance in Tralee where Fran O Toole and the Miami Show band were playing
Four days after my birthday I was in Newry as the bodies of those killed in the Miami Show band massacre: O Toole, McCoy and Geraghty were lying on the roadside
I had not been back since until last week, when after only an hour in Belfast, I took a black taxi tour and found my self in the Shankhill area of loyalist Belfast.
I wanted to know were the troubles truly over and could the Belfast child sing again?
Anthony Flynn Director of Inner City Helping Homless speaks to Leslie Murphy on Lifeline about the charity and how people can help out.
Ciarán Murray, Near media coop coordinator.
Frank Connolly Journalist / SIPTU.
William Hederman freelance journalist and editor at The Irish Times.
Sally Galina Nearfm coordinator and president of AMARC Europe (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters).
Listen back to Frank Connolly who speaks to Briona McDermott on her film about Mairead Farrell and also with Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn.
Declan Ralph talks to Tommy Crampton and Kevin Madden about the ongoing Killester War Memorial Campaign. The campaign wants to save and restore the Legion Hall in Killester for the community of Killester and to erect a permanent WW1 war memorial in Killester, as well as preserving the Killester Garden Village as a historic site.
The 4th part in our ‘To the End of the Earth’ documentary series on the Irish Military Diaspora in South America takes us from Foxford in County Mayo to Argentina when we look at the life of Admiral William Brown founder of the Argentina Navy. Admiral Brown’s life is a prime example of how human kind can triumph in the face of adversity.
Guillermo McLaughlin, Charlie Findlay Wilson, Professor Emilia Monotti, Oliver Murphy, Commodore Mark Mellett, Ana Pisano Ashton, Chargé d’ Affaires a.i, Embassy of the Argentine Republic, Ireland,
The ‘To the End of the Earth’ documentary series is produced by Enda M. Roche and is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound & Vision fund.