It’s been 30 years since the IRA attempted to Kill British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet by bombing the Brighton Hotel in which they were staying for the Tory Party Conference.
The Aftermath, The Grand Hotel, 1984.
In 1984, The Daily Telegraph called it “the most audacious attack on a British Government since the Gunpowder Plot”.
News Headlines in 1984
It is seen as a turning point in The Troubles and Miriam spoke to two guests who have been directly affected by the bombings.
Pat Magee and Jo Berry pictured with Miriam.
Pat Magee is better known as ‘the Brighton Bomber’ the man who planted the bomb for the IRA and who received eight life sentences for the crime. Jo Berry is a first cousin of Princess Diana and is the daughter of Sir Anthony Berry, a Tory MP who was murdered by Pat in the Brighton Bomb. More information about Jo's organisation Building Bridges For Peace.
Music festival Trad Fest will be returning to Temple Bar in Dublin from Wednesday next the 28th of January. In its Tenth Year it’s an essential part of the city’s music calendar with a line-up that appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Musician Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh joined Miriam.
Musician Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Mark Kelly pictured above with Miriam.
Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan