Radio and theatre: Fifty years on, the events of Bloody Sunday still resonate
An Abbey Theatre reading of Richard Norton-Taylor’s powerful reaction to the the Saville Inquiry in 2010 illustrates the human suffering and the long wait for justice
Fifty years ago on this day, Sunday, January 30, 1972, British forces opened fire on a gathering of unarmed civilians in Derry’s Bogside. They had assembled to protest against the British government’s policy of internment without trial. During the altercation, 26 civilians were shot; 14 of them died.
The incident was known as Derry's Bloody Sunday, a reference to a similar tragedy in 1920 at Croke Park, when the Royal Irish Constabulary shot 14 civilians ...