Eyewitness to War and Peace

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Eamonn Mallie

In this gripping memoir, Eamonn Mallie takes us on an extraordinary journey through his life as a journalist in Northern Ireland. From the frontlines of the Troubles to the corridors of power, Mallie’s fearless reporting and unrelenting pursuit of the truth have made him a legendary figure in Irish journalism.

Paperback 

February 2024

Description

In this gripping memoir, Eamonn Mallie takes us on an extraordinary journey through his life as a journalist in Northern Ireland. From the frontlines of the Troubles to the corridors of power, Mallie’s fearless reporting and unrelenting pursuit of the truth have made him a legendary figure in Irish journalism.

Having gained unparalleled access to key players, Mallie shares his reflections on his groundbreaking interviews with John Hume, Gerry Adams, Margaret Thatcher, Ian Paisley, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and a host of other influential figures involved in the peace process.

From adrenaline-fuelled moments on the ground to frank conversations with political heavyweights, Eyewitness to War and Peace is a captivating read that sheds new light on the challenges and triumphs of navigating the world of journalism in a divided society. An unflinching testament to the power of investigative reporting and the enduring pursuit of peace, this is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Northern Ireland’s troubled past and its hopeful future.

About the Author

Multi award winning journalist Eamonn Mallie is one of Ireland’s most respected and well-known media personalities. Working as a reporter and political correspondent out of Belfast for over three decades, he covered every aspect of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, interviewing figures including Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, John Major, Tony Blair, Mother Theresa, Bertie Ahern and Charles Haughey.

Contents

1. A Border Child
2. Meeting My Galway Girl
3. Doubling Down on Discrimination
4. Bobby Sands
5. Gibraltar
6. Peace Comes Dropping Slow
7. Secret Talks
8. The Good Friday Agreement
9. Unique Individuals
10. The ‘Never, Never, Never’ Paisley
11. Paisley and I
12. Reflections on Irish Republicanism
13. History in the Making
Epilogue