As this week marked the anniversary of the Miami Showband massacre, Miriam spoke to one of the surviving band members; Stephen Travers about his memories of that night, about questions unanswered and about his life since then
Twenty five years since one of the most controversial murders of the Northern Irish conflict, the shooting of Belfast Solicitor Pat Finucane in front of his wife and young children, took place - Pat's sons Michael and John spoke this morning about their father's murder, about collusion and about their campaign for a public inquiry.
We’ll be catching up with honorary Cork man and Oscar winning producer David Puttnam Also as this week marked the anniversary of the Miami Showband massacre, we’ll be hearing from one of the surviving band members; Stephen Travers about his memories of that night, about questions unanswered and about his life since then. And we’ll have live music from Clannad’s Moya Brennan and her daughter Aisling Jarvis. Aisling is just about to release her own album ‘A Handful of Bad Ideas’ on the 1st of September
It was with great sadness and shock that many people received the news yesterday morning that Gerry Conlon, wrongly convicted for the Guilford bombings, had died. Miriam spoke to Gerry along with Paddy Hill three months ago You can listen to the full interview with Gerry and Paddy Hill HERE
There was another attack last night in a series of stories that have brought racism to the fore in Northern Ireland. On Saturday afternoon, thousands attended rallies in Belfast and Derry to demand an end to racist attacks and abuse. In a few moments I’ll be joined by journalist and broadcaster Eamonn Mallie, but first, Anna Lo, the Alliance Party MLA for South Belfast who was a key figure at the Belfast rally, joined Keelin this morning.
This Sunday Miriam will be speaking to John Pilger. For more than 50 years, John Pilger’s dissenting journalism has been a thorn in the side of governments, corporations, and media organisations. Most recently, his film, Utopia, has taken aim at the treatment of the indigenous communities in Australia. This week, he reflects on a long career, his friendship with Julian Assange, and the crisis in Crimea. More info about John Pilger’s recent film, Utopia: http://johnpilger.com/ Also, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Guilford and Birmingham bombs Miriam will be speaking to Gerry Conlon and Paddy Hill. ...