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One recurring theme of this collection by Irish author, Ciarán MacAirt, is that war is a dirty business and we are diminished by the death of each and every victim. Another is that behind the horror, behind the terror, are human love stories but those who are left behind are starved of truth. Information is today’s battlefield and families are yet again on the frontline. But hope shines at every turn for we can make history if we follow the paper trail. Family memories only stretch back so far and the British state is a history thief but the truth is there to be discovered in dusty archives if you roll your sleeves up and dig. Ciarán MacAirt is an award-winning writer and human rights activist. He is author of the critically acclaimed book, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing. These essays and articles represent a personal journey and find him trudging from the killing fields of World War 1 to the back-streets of Belfast where death-squads roamed. These podcasts are produced for the charity, Paper Trail, and a project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), and Victims and Survivors Service.
||CleanPatsy Kelly Murder, 1974 – Startling New Information Uncovered||Statement by the family of Patsy Kelly on the discovery of startling new information which points towards a cover-up by the British state. Startling new information relating to the 1974 abduction and murder of Independent Councillor,||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 7 Britain’s Man in Maynooth||In this Paper Trail Pro podcast, we out Britain’s Man in Maynooth. We examine the rather cosy relationship between a highly influential Irish Monsignor at Maynooth College and a British covert spy and propaganda unit. At first glance,||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 6: Brian Nelson – Diminishing Responsibility?||In this podcast, we examine the early career of British soldier and Loyalist paramilitary, Brian Nelson. When the murky history of the Troubles is written, Brian Nelson’s name is assured of a place. His name has become synonymous with the word “coll||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 5: The Myth of the Orange Pimpernel||In this Paper Trail Pro podcast, we examine the Myth of the Orange Pimpernel. Secret British archives prove that Gusty Spence did not escape from police custody when he was the most wanted Loyalist in the north of Ireland.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 4: The Murder of Jean Smyth-Campbell||In this Paper Trail Pro podcast, we examine the murder of Jean Smyth-Campbell and her family’s campaign for truth. Jean Smyth-Campbell was a 24-year-old mother of a young child who was murdered in west Belfast on June 8th 1972.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 3: General Frank Kitson – War Hero or Director of Terrorism Pt 2||In this Paper Trail Pro Podcast, author Ciarán MacAirt discusses the legacy of General Frank Kitson. This is the second part of a two-part podcast examining the legacy of General Frank Kitson in light of his development of the covert British Army uni||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 2: General Frank Kitson – War Hero or Director of Terrorism?||In the second of the Paper Trail Pro Podcasts, author Ciarán MacAirt discusses the legacy of General Frank Kitson. General Frank Kitson (right) is a renowned British Army military strategist and counter-insurgency expert.||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 1: World Wars and Local Memories||In the first of the Paper Trail Pro Podcasts, author Ciarán MacAirt discusses World Wars and Local Memories. This personal journey finds him trudging from the killing fields of World War 1 to the back-streets of Belfast where death-squads roamed.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|