Patrick leads an open, earnest and difficult interview with members of the Commission’s Forum about the Commission’s work, the issues arising 20 years on from the Good Friday Agreement and the road left to travel now the eyes of the world have moved on.
The event is free and held online 17 October, 2pm-3.30pm. Booking is essential. You can book tickets here.
His father was killed by paramilitary gunmen in 1988; he’s told jokes about both sides. In 2018, Patrick made the programme My Dad, The Peace Deal and Me, for the BBC (available on YouTube, watching recommended), which looked at how the Good Friday Agreement was holding up 20 years on.
Born of the same treaty, to address the need for reconciliation and meeting the needs of victims of violence, The Commission for Victims and Survivors was founded in 2008.
As an “arm’s-length” government organisation, it retains some independence from government, but is its direct link for promoting the needs of everyone impacted by The Troubles.
This event will be recorded and shared online with subtitles within 48 hours.