Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney loved horror movies and Hallowe’en and wanted to be a priest when he grew up. Instead, on 15th August 1969, he became the first child killed as a result of the ‘Troubles’ – one of approximately 190 children who would die in the conflict in Northern Ireland. In their new book, Children of the Troubles, Joe and Freya tell the previously untold story of Northern Ireland’s lost children. Hear them discuss the tragic stories of these lost young lives, many of them children who have never been publicly acknowledged as victims of the Troubles.
Joe Duffy is the presenter of RTE’s Liveline radio programme and author of the best-selling book Children of the Rising
Freya McClements is a writer and journalist and is the northern correspondent for the Irish Times
Martin Doyle is books editor of the Irish Times
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