The tragic death of Lyra McKee, a young and gifted journalist killed as she covered riots in Derry last night, is a jolting and stark reminder of what lurks beneath the surface in Northern Ireland. Yet another obvious reason why Brexiteers need to be held accountable if they insist on recklessly ignoring Irish history. For those unable to recall our recent past I wanted to share with you some of my own experiences during ‘the Troubles’ as a young journalist in the late eighties. How quickly we forget.

The ‘troubles’ in Ireland always loomed large in my childhood and formative…

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Currently with @LiveTiles; formerly @ITU @Federation @ICRC — passionate about #tech4good

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