Tag: Injured in the Troubles

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Una McGurk

Talking to an Omagh bomb victim

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey talks to Una McGurk. Una McGurk was 14 years old when she was seriously injured in the Omagh Bomb on Saturday 15th August 1998. The Real IRA cla...

And then there was Silence…

Experiences of 'The Troubles.'

Documents the experiences, feelings and needs of people who have been closely affected by the violence of the Troubles, based on in-depth interviews and survey work conducted by the pioneering Cost of the Troubles Stu...

Joe Friel

Memories of Bloody Sunday

Marie Breen-Smyth the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Joe Friel. Joe took part in a demonstration in what came to be known as the Bloody Sunday demonstration in Derry on 30th Janu...

Thomas Ward

Experiences of looking for justice

Marie Breen-Smyth the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Thomas Ward. After being laid off from his job in London, Tommy returned to Derry to visit his family before heading back to ...

McGurk’s Bar Bombing – Loss of Innocence

Discussing the 1971 bombing.

Relatives of those who were killed and injured in the McGurk's Bar bombing talk of that night and its aftermath. On 4 December 1971, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), exploded a bomb at McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Nor...

S.E. Fermanagh Foundation

South Fermanagh victims' group

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International of the University of Surrey speaks to members of the South East Fermanagh Foundation in Lisnaskea.   South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) is a group of victims from So...

A Century Later: Clara Reilly

How the tragic death of a child from a plastic bullet outside her front door in Turf Lodge during the height of the Troubles was the beginning of a campaign to put a stop to further bloodshed. “Plastic Bullets were...

A Century Later: Bobby Foster

A funeral procession makes its way through a warzone. “We went from pillar to post right through that entire epicenter of the damage that was happening”

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: 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: 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 ...

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