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The journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane have each been indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting on the Northern Ireland Troubles. Both witnessed the horror and pain of the conflict close up. Both would see the mixed fortunes brought by peace and reconciliation.
Peter Taylor first arrived in Northern Ireland on the night of Bloody Sunday in 1972. A Yorkshire man with no family or personal connections to Ireland, he would go on to become one of the most distinguished journalists and broadcasters associated with the Troubles.
Fergal Keane grew up in County Cork and first came to Belfast as an RTÉ reporter in the late 1980s. Keane's family past is deeply entwined with Ireland's history of armed insurrection, stretching back to the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.
Now, all these years later, Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane are back in Northern Ireland to share their personal experiences of reporting on the troubles and ask what it all means now.
Producer: Conor Garrett
Podcast available from Thursday 12th of August, 2021
Broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday 15th August 2021 @ 6pm and Tuesday 17th August 2021 @ 10pm
'Shared Troubles' is a BBC Northern Ireland production.