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The shame of 'Roy of the provos'

Ivan Little


Clearly Greenslade never had to interview any families of IRA victims

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REPREHENSIBLE: Roy Greenslade hadn’t the courage to put his byline to his An Phoblacht columns

REPREHENSIBLE: Roy Greenslade hadn’t the courage to put his byline to his An Phoblacht columns

REPREHENSIBLE: Roy Greenslade hadn’t the courage to put his byline to his An Phoblacht columns

The book Reporting the Troubles that I jointly compiled a few years ago presented a fresh side to journalists to the public, many of whom had long been suspicious of our ilk.

The collection of 68 highly personal reflections on incidents or people who had moved the writers during the Troubles was hailed as an important contribution to the understanding of the conflict and the journalists.

And it was encouraging to read Senator George Mitchell's foreword praising the role of reporters during the conflict.


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