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The journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane have each been indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles. Both witnessed the horror and pain of the conflict close up. Both would see the mixed fortunes brought by peace and reconciliation.

Peter Taylor first arrived in Northern Ireland on the night of Bloody Sunday in 1972. An Englishman with no family or personal connections with Ireland, he would go on to become one of the most distinguished journalists associated with the Troubles.

Fergal Keane grew up in County Cork and came to Belfast to work as a reporter for RTE in the late 1980s. His family's past is deeply entwined with Ireland's history of armed insurrection, stretching back to the Irish Civil War and beyond.

50 years on from the beginning of the Troubles, Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane are back in Northern Ireland to talk about what they saw and ask what it all means now.

Producer: Conor Garrett

Fergal Keane and Peter Taylor look back on reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles

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The journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane have each been indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles. Both witnessed the horror and pain of the conflict close up. Both would see the mixed fortunes brought by peace and reconciliation.

Peter Taylor first arrived in Northern Ireland on the night of Bloody Sunday in 1972. An Englishman with no family or personal connections with Ireland, he would go on to become one of the most distinguished journalists associated with the Troubles.

Fergal Keane grew up in County Cork and came to Belfast to work as a reporter for RTE in the late 1980s. His family's past is deeply entwined with Ireland's history of armed insurrection, stretching back to the Irish Civil War and beyond.

50 years on from the beginning of the Troubles, Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane are back in Northern Ireland to talk about what they saw and ask what it all means now.

Producer: Conor Garrett

Fergal Keane and Peter Taylor look back on reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles

2019082020190825 (R4)

The journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane have each been indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles. Both witnessed the horror and pain of the conflict close up. Both would see the mixed fortunes brought by peace and reconciliation.

Peter Taylor first arrived in Northern Ireland on the night of Bloody Sunday in 1972. An Englishman with no family or personal connections with Ireland, he would go on to become one of the most distinguished journalists associated with the Troubles.

Fergal Keane grew up in County Cork and came to Belfast to work as a reporter for RTE in the late 1980s. His family's past is deeply entwined with Ireland's history of armed insurrection, stretching back to the Irish Civil War and beyond.

50 years on from the beginning of the Troubles, Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane are back in Northern Ireland to talk about what they saw and ask what it all means now.

Producer: Conor Garrett

Fergal Keane and Peter Taylor look back on reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles

Journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane were both indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles. Both would also see the mixed fortunes delivered by peace and reconciliation.

Taylor first arrived in Northern Ireland on the night of Bloody Sunday in 1972. An Englishman with no family or personal connections to Ireland, he would go on to become one of the most distinguished journalists associated with the Troubles.

Keane grew up in County Cork and came north to Belfast to work as a reporter for RTE in the late 1980s. Unlike Taylor, his family history was entwined with the conflict between Ireland and Britain, stretching back to before the War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and beyond.

Now, 50 years on from the beginning of the Troubles, Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane come together for the first time to look back and ask what it all means now.

Fergal Keane and Peter Taylor look back on reporting the Northern Ireland Troubles