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The Troubles Podcast

A Podcast about the Troubles in Northern Ireland

The Troubles were a period of time in Northern Ireland which many people today do not know a lot about. In this podcast we will delve into each individual bombing and attack that happened during the 30-year period. This
Latest Episode3/9/2021

The Kingsmill Massacre

Season 2, Ep. 8
It was 5.30 in the evening, and sixteen textile workers were in a minibus on their way home from the factory they worked at. Four workers got out at Whitecross and the bus continued on before being flagged down and stopped by a man in a combat uniform.They asked which of the workers were Catholics and the one Catholic man made himself known. He was told to "Get down the road and don't look back". On that fateful evening, the remaining 11 protestant workers who were still on the bus would not be making it home.SOURCES:Article about the massacre:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/blood-in-the-rain-28255886.htmlArticle about Kingsmill memorial being attacked:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-20573217BBC article from the archives: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/5/newsid_2500000/2500393.stmCAIN Photo of a memorial:https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/victims/memorials/static/photos/408.htmlArticle about Sinn Fein rejecting findings of CAIN report: https://sluggerotoole.com/2011/06/22/sinn-fein-rejects-het-findings-on-kingsmill-massacre/Article about the families campaign for the truth:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-13871535Human kindness and heroism shine out from North’s Kingsmill atrocity:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/human-kindness-and-heroism-shine-out-from-north-s-kingsmill-atrocity-1.1858395Interview with Alan Black the sole survivor of the massacre, during a chance, encounter on the street.The reporter didn't know who he was and was asking random people on the street about Brexit:https://youtu.be/txcnmz_qiKIArticle regarding the palm print:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/kingsmill-massacre-man-will-not-be-prosecuted-over-palm-print-1.2969511Account of Alan Black during inquest:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/coroner-s-court/victim-of-kingsmill-massacre-cried-for-his-mother-inquest-told-1.2660388Alan Black RTE Interview:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0RRm36vdhU&ab_channel=RTERadio1A documentary about the Glenanne Ganghttps://youtu.be/LUjC5xJrmLk
3/9/2021

The Kingsmill Massacre

Season 2, Ep. 8
It was 5.30 in the evening, and sixteen textile workers were in a minibus on their way home from the factory they worked at. Four workers got out at Whitecross and the bus continued on before being flagged down and stopped by a man in a combat uniform.They asked which of the workers were Catholics and the one Catholic man made himself known. He was told to "Get down the road and don't look back". On that fateful evening, the remaining 11 protestant workers who were still on the bus would not be making it home.SOURCES:Article about the massacre:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/blood-in-the-rain-28255886.htmlArticle about Kingsmill memorial being attacked:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-20573217BBC article from the archives: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/5/newsid_2500000/2500393.stmCAIN Photo of a memorial:https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/victims/memorials/static/photos/408.htmlArticle about Sinn Fein rejecting findings of CAIN report: https://sluggerotoole.com/2011/06/22/sinn-fein-rejects-het-findings-on-kingsmill-massacre/Article about the families campaign for the truth:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-13871535Human kindness and heroism shine out from North’s Kingsmill atrocity:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/human-kindness-and-heroism-shine-out-from-north-s-kingsmill-atrocity-1.1858395Interview with Alan Black the sole survivor of the massacre, during a chance, encounter on the street.The reporter didn't know who he was and was asking random people on the street about Brexit:https://youtu.be/txcnmz_qiKIArticle regarding the palm print:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/kingsmill-massacre-man-will-not-be-prosecuted-over-palm-print-1.2969511Account of Alan Black during inquest:https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/coroner-s-court/victim-of-kingsmill-massacre-cried-for-his-mother-inquest-told-1.2660388Alan Black RTE Interview:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0RRm36vdhU&ab_channel=RTERadio1A documentary about the Glenanne Ganghttps://youtu.be/LUjC5xJrmLk
2/9/2021

The Loughinisland Massacre

Season 2, Ep. 6
June 18th, 1994 in the small village of Loughinisland the Northern Irish county of Down.There was a crowd of people in the tiny heights bar, watching the Republic of Ireland play Italy in the 1994 World Cup.At 10 minutes past 10, two men dressed in boiler suits and balaclavas walked into the bar. They were armed with assault rifles, and as they walked in, they shouted ‘Fenian Bastards’ and then opened fire on the unarmed crowd, killing five. They then disappeared into the night.The incident went on to become known as the Loughinisland Massacre and what went on to be revealed over the next 20 years has led this massacre to become one of the most stark and startling examples of collusion between the police and loyalist paramilitary group, the UVF. SOURCES:Hutchinson Report:https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/issues/police/ombudsman/po240611_loughinisland.pdfMaguire Report:https://www.policeombudsman.org/PONI/files/17/17aea3d1-c4c6-4f02-8ebc-4eb39af9b168.pdfNo Stone Unturned Documentary (Only available in certain regions):https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Stone-Unturned-Aidan-OToole/dp/B078HFQG7JArticle about the Republic of Ireland Football Team's gesture:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article16160468.eceArticle about the arrest of the journalists:https://www.thejournal.ie/loughinisland-journalists-4672007-Jun2019/Article about a survivor of Loughinisland:https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/survivor-loughinisland-massacre-1994Owner of the Heights bar speaks of the massacre:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-36494898Article about retired policemen trying to quash the Maguire Report:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/police-ombudsman-michael-maguire-overstepped-mark-in-loughinisland-report-criminal-findings-court-rules-39296069.html
1/12/2021

The Guildford Four and Maguire Seven

Season 2, Ep. 4
October 5th, 1974 in the small town of Guildford, England. It was a Saturday evening and the pubs were packed full of people, who were relaxing after a week spent working. The Horse and Groom was one of the more popular pubs in the town as it was rumoured to have the cheapest pints around. Amidst the jovial atmosphere, a man and a woman slipped into the pub, stayed for one drink and then left. Then, a short while later, a bomb detonated that would cause absolute carnage in the pub. Four soldiers and one civilian were killed outright with 65 others injured. Of the five people killed, four of them were teenagers.The wave of revulsion that came from the Guildford Pub Bombings would set in motion one of the greatest injustices in the British Judicial System, one which neither the victims of the bombing, nor those accused would get any closure. SOURCES:Channel Four Documentary on the Bombing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZg6LIyczyk&ab_channel=PortersOwnRTE One Documentary Following Paddy Armstrong:https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2014/1113/658974-small-lives-and-great-reputations/Letters Written By Paul Hill While in Prison:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29429010Gerry Talking About his Life:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYyaIHMEQq4&t=38s&ab_channel=AfriGerry Talking About Life After Prison:https://www.irishnews.com/paywall/tsb/irishnews/irishnews/irishnews//news/2017/10/05/news/gerry-conlon-blew-almost-1-million-1154156/content.htmlGareth Pierce Speaking:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHjshw4w8s&ab_channel=swpTvUkAlso if interested check out the movie 'In The Name Of The Father. Here's the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ZYTB2ZXVc&t=1s&ab_channel=MovieclipsClassicTrailers