A Ray of hope

Talkback featured a refreshing discussion today between an ex-loyalist prisoner, Marty Adams, and Francis McIlveen, an uncle of the Ballymena schoolboy tragically murdered recently in the town (Michael McIlveen.) Following Mr. Adams’ appearance on the Talkback programme last week, the two have been in regular contact and came onto the programme to urge others to engage in cross-community dialogue. The discussion begins about 15 minutes into the programme.

  • gg

    Those two men are very responsible. May they have every success. Bit of a juxtaposition with the buffoon first guest.

  • Can’t listen to the actual content yet as I’m in work but it seems very positive. Will hopefully get a chance to listen later.

    It does make you ponder though, that if these 2 people can sit round a table and talk, what does that say about the mindless thugs and the kids barely out of primary school out ‘bravely’ bricking the police (and more often than enough, each other). Such a contrast.

  • The Ballymena schoolboy tragically murdered recently in the town“.

    Yeah, it’s those tragic murders which are the baaaad ones. Not, I trust you all understand, murder per se. Well, not for the likes of Chris here anyway.

  • Chris Donnelly

    Yeah, it’s those tragic murders which are the baaaad ones. Not, I trust you all understand, murder per se. Well, not for the likes of Chris here anyway.

    Karl

    Come again?!? Sad to see your twisted mind at work again.

  • Patrick McGee, the Brightin bomber, has met relatives of those he killed. People like Michael McGoldrick’s family who can rise above their immense personal tragedies are the real heroes of the Troubles.