Tag: Injured in the Troubles

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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 Sout...

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 ...

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...

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...

Peter Heathwood

Talks about rebuilding his life

Marie Breen-Smyth, the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey, talks to Peter Heathwood. At home in Cliftonville in north Belfast, Peter was sitting with his wife and three young children after f...

Paul Gallagher

Surviving a shooting

Marie Breen-Smyth the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Paul Gallagher about his injury and it affected his life and future and how he has came to terms with it. On the 6th January ...

Martine Madden

Living with amputation

Marie Breen-Smyth the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Martine Madden about the injury she suffered, how her family responded to it and how her life has been affected. Martine was ...

Dealing with the Past

Lives affected by the Troubles

Interviews from those whose lives were affected by the Troubles. Alan McBride Alan lost his wife and father-in-law in the Shankill bomb in October 1993, murdered by the IRA. “I’ve been hurt and damaged, I’ve...

Jennifer McNern

Surviving a bomb blast

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Jennifer McNern about her experiences of the violence of The Troubles. Jennifer was injured on March 4th, 1972, during a shoppin...

Kate O Hanlon

Nursing at the RVH

The eldest of five children, Kate O Hanlon was born in the Markets area of Belfast in 1930. Her father worked in the Market, “That was a fruit market, where the Waterfront is today, that was all fish markets and the b...

Michael Paterson

A path to clinical psychology

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey talks to Dr Michael Patterson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist about the injuries he received while on patrol with the Royal Ulster Constabulary. ...

Ballymurphy – The People’s Co-ops

The story of Ballymurphy Enterprises

Like many cities in Britain, Belfast suffered industrial decline in the 1960s.  High unemployment rates were the norm for many of the housing estates in west Belfast. “Official statistics in Ballymurphy had 37% of ...

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