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A Century Later: The Working Class – Containing the Past

Class, gender and sectarianism in a society of divided loyalties and years of violence and political conflict. How to remember the past and how can we all strive for a shared future?

A Century Later: Alfie McCrory

Searching for survivors amongst the rubble of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. “I think people from both sides were sickened at innocent people being killed, people got to the stage ...

A Century Later: John Campbell

A day on Belfast docks, a place filled with lively characters, back breaking work and casual violence, described in vivid detail by a docker turned author. “Although life was hard on the docks I wouldn’t have chang...

A Century Later: Betty Carlisle

From the Shankill to Buckingham Palace, how a woman overcame tragedies in her life and helped create jobs and a vital community centre for the women of the Shankill Road. “It was interesting to me that people from ...

A Century Later: Vince Creelan

The murder of a colleague forces a Police Sergeant to confront the attitudes of the police to the gay community in Belfast. “That led to me eventually deciding that the only way we could effect change within the po...

A Century Later: Robin Charley

A long journey by boat to a foreign land begins one man's experiences of a bloody war. “The freedom of the whole world might have been changed”

A Century Later: Ciaran MacAirt

Proving innocence for the victims of a bomb that ripped through the heart of a North Belfast community, killing men, women and children. “As soon as that bomb went off our campaign for truth started, so for two gen...

A Century Later: Tina McCombe

Living a double life and the fight for acceptance and individuality during turbulent changes taking place in Belfast. “You can’t live two lives and I was living two lives, I had World War Three going on in my head".

A Century Later: Victims & Survivors in Northern Ireland – A Living History

How do we remember and how should Northern Ireland remember its recent past.? With an estimated 40,000-50,000 people injured during the Troubles and 3,700 killed, Northern Irish society still cannot find consensus ...

A Century Later: LGBT – A Hidden History

The story of the LGBT community in Northern Ireland over the last 100 years. So much of this history is hidden, often to be found in police records, hospital records and some diaries. It is also very much a living ...

A Century Later: Ethnic Minorities in Northern Ireland – Identities and Shared Histories

The history and impact of British colonialism across the globe and its part in shaping the multicultural society that Northern Ireland is today.

A Century Later: Gordon Mackie

Northern Irish businessman does business with Marxist revolutionary leader in Cuba. “He was interested in the fact that here was an Irishman who spoke Spanish better than he could, which rather fascinated him...

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