On January 39, 1972 the British Army opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry. Thirteen people were killed and 14 others were seriously injured. Note: This story was filed in March, 2000 when a new inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings, the Saville Inquiry was launched. Expected to last two years, it was 12 years before a report was filed. The wounded survivors … [Read more...] about Bloody Sunday’s Legacy
My south London schoolmates and I struggled with our Irishness during the 1970s. Nearly all of us had Irish parents who had settled in England in the 1940s and 1950s, but we had been born and raised in London. Did that make us English or Irish? Most of us made regular summer trips to Ireland, looked Irish, even knew a few Irish words. Some of us just felt Irish – all our … [Read more...] about English or Irish?