3. Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the son of the late SDLP politician Senator Paddy Wilson. Senator Wilson and his Protestant friend Irene Andrews were brutally murdered by the UFF in June 1973. In this episode Paul talks about growing up as the son of a politician as the Troubles exploded, his experiences of sectarianism, the profound dangers of toxic political rhetoric both in the past and present and his hopes for dialogue and reconciliation in a society yet to come to terms with its past.
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  1. Paul Wilson My name is Joan and my Maiden name is Armstrong. My parents were Seamus and Moiya Armstrong and lived in Kilcoole park from the early 60’s .. To this day we are still friendly with the Gilmores, Crockfords and Mardens. My best friend kilcoole were Your cousins Elaine and Michael .My mum and dad had the greatest respect for your lovely parents. They knew they well and even thou I was very young at the time of your father’s death I remember well the shock and sadness that effected all of us. We moved from Kilcoole in 69 to the Cliftonville road not only because we needed a bigger house but also because of the times we were living in.. Paul thank you so much for posting that amazing podcast. Great respect for you and to end on a lighter note I remember you were the best looking fella In Kilcoole. You will never know the number of girls who fancied this young teenager lol. Mary is a lucky women. God bless you and your family x

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