Thursday 24 May 2018

Only reconciliation and the truth can give peace a chance

Stories of loved ones lost to bullets and bombs brought tears and yet brought hope too for a 'healing Ireland', writes Alan O'Keeffe

The devastation outside Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993, after an IRA bomb killed nine people out shopping
The devastation outside Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993, after an IRA bomb killed nine people out shopping

Alan O'Keeffe

Heart-breaking descriptions of violent murders held more than 100 people in almost complete silence.

Stephen Travers, Alan McBride, Eugene Reavey and Joe Campbell told their stories standing on a stage in a hotel in Co Monaghan.

The lives of their loved ones and friends were stolen by bullets and bombs amid the darkness of political violence.

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