The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Reporting The Troubles: Then and Now

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

Ed Moloney is a journalist and film-maker who has made the Troubles in Northern Ireland his speciality. The former Northern editor of The Irish Times and The Sunday Tribune, he is the author of three books: ‘A Secret History of the IRA’, ‘Voices From the Grave’ and ‘Paisley – From Demagogue To Democrat?’.

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.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Sinéad O’Shea

Sinéad O’Shea is an award winning journalist and filmmaker. She has made films and reports for the BBC, Al-Jazeera English, the Guardian, RTE and the Irish Times.
  • 20 October 2018 14.30–15.30