Eoin McNamee

Eoin McNamee is the author of eighteen works of fiction, including Resurrection Man, later filmed, and The Ultras, which deals with the disappearance of Robert Nairac in South Armagh and the covert war in the north of Ireland. His latest novel is The Vogue published by Faber and Faber.

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From official British censorship during the Troubles to the “chilling effect” involved in navigating the peace, getting to the truth about the conflict in Northern Ireland has never been easy, and may even be growing more difficult. In a climate thick with political sensitivities and legal intimidation, a writer, a reporter and a documentary-maker talk about how best to get to the truth in Northern Ireland, and what stands in the way.

Ed Moloney, Eoin McNamee, and Sinead O’Shea. Chair: James Harkin