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Patrick Kielty: One Hundred Years of Union

In its centenary year, Patrick Kielty discovers how the trauma of the past is shaping the future of Northern Ireland, and why some feel a united Ireland could be on the horizon.

On the 100th anniversary of its creation, Patrick Kielty explores what the future holds for Northern Ireland.

He investigates why a new trade border in the Irish Sea has led to violent protests, sparking fear among some of a return to conflict, nearly 25 years after the end of the Troubles; a conflict which claimed thousands of lives, including that of his father Jack Kielty.

In this very personal film, Patrick’s focus is on a new generation born long after the ceasefire, as he tries to understand what is driving this new wave of unrest, particularly in Loyalist communities. He also explores why some feel that a united Ireland could now be on the horizon and how the trauma of Northern Ireland’s past is shaping its future.

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59 minutes

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Wed 6 Oct 2021 00:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Patrick Kielty
Producer Natalie Maynes
Director Natalie Maynes
Executive Producer Ros Ponder
Executive Producer Leo Burley
Production Company Dragonfly Film and Television

Broadcasts

  • Thu 16 Sep 2021 21:00
  • Wed 22 Sep 2021 00:05
  • Wed 22 Sep 2021 23:15
  • Wed 6 Oct 2021 00:05

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