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Troubles Tragedy & Trauma Part 7

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Troubles, Tragedy & Trauma presents The True Face of Reconciliation.

Troubles Tragedy & Trauma Part 7

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Irish Cultural Centre, Black's Road, Hammersmith

Peter Taylor, OBE (Journalist & Documentary-maker) 

In conversation with Richard Moore and Charles Inness.

On Thursday 4th May 1972 when a ten-year-old Richard Moore was on his way home from school, his life changed forever. As he ran past an army lookout post, located at the edge of his school’s playground, a British Soldier fired a rubber bullet from ten feet away, blinding him for life. This is where his remarkable story of forgiveness and compassion begins.

Despite losing his sight in such a traumatic way, Richard returned to his old school, went on to university, successfully ran his own business, became an accomplished musician, and is married with two children and leads a very active and fulfilling life.

Richard didn’t harbor any bitterness towards the soldier who shot him and always expressed his desire to meet him. In January 2006, Richard met Charles for the first time, and the two men have become close friends.