It's 100 years this month since Conor Cruise O'Brien was born. On The History Show last weekend, Myles Dungan spoke to Dr Stephen Kelly from Liverpool Hope University about O'Brien's career and especially his attitude towards Northern Ireland.

And, from the archives, O'Brien in conversation with John Bowman about his careers as a diplomat, historian, politician and journalist. This is taken from an episode of Printout, broadcast on RTÉ 2 on October 30, 1979