Tuesday December 1, 2020

A gripping account of the Troubles reported from the frontline

21st October, 2018
Martin McGuinness holds Michael Stone’s gloves and bullets after the loyalist attacked the 1988 funeral in West Belfast of the Gibraltar bombers Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Danny McCann PIc: Pacemaker

Politics: Reporting the Troubles: Journalists tell their stories of the Northern Ireland conflict, Eds Deric Henderson and Ivan Little, Blackstaff Press, €16.95

The Troubles, in a sense, began on television. On October 5, 1968, a banned civil rights march by Catholic protesters on Duke Street in Derry was met by RUC officers wielding batons. Scores of people were injured. There had been similar incidents before. But this time an RTÉ cameraman named Gay...

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