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PRONI Lecture - Secrets from the Government Files
Wed 11 January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
Dr Eamon Phoenix and Sam McBride, reveal the secrets behind the news headlines from the recently released government files of 1989 and 1990 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Key files and documents from the archives will be on display at the event.
Dr Eamon Phoenix is a political historian and Irish News columnist. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries. He has been reporting on the annual release of Northern Ireland government files for 30 years and Sam McBride is political editor of the News Letter, having joined the paper in 2007 after beginning his career at the Belfast Telegraph. He is a regular presence on radio and television, giving analysis of events which impact on Northern Irish politics. Since 2012, Sam has reported on what is now the biannual release of government records.