Year Zero [Radio Ulster]

As The Troubles entered their eighth year in 1977, Northern Ireland was effectively a war zone. At night, town centres were deserted, and pubs and clubs were empty. But in this bleak atmosphere punk rock provided a much-needed glimmer of hope. Journalist and ex-punk Barry McIlheney travels back to revisit the people and places that gave rise to a significant cultural moment.

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As The Troubles entered their eighth year in 1977, Northern Ireland was effectively a war zone. At night, town centres were deserted, and pubs and clubs were empty. But in this bleak atmosphere punk rock provided a much-needed glimmer of hope. Journalist and ex-punk Barry McIlheney travels back to revisit the people and places that gave rise to a significant cultural moment.