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Date(s) - 16/11/2016

Triskel Christchurch


State negligence. Abdication of Ireland’s most vulnerable citizens. A legacy of political indifference. And what a legacy. Destruction of communities. Forced removals. Addiction and homelessness. Forty years and more. And still it goes on. And for those forty years, human rights activist and Jesuit priest Peter McVerry has railed against such abandonment. In this hour-long documentary McVerry re-lives those dark decades. But there is resilience there too – and humour – as some of those who’ve survived addiction and homelessness join Fr McVerry in telling that story.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Fr Peter McVerry S.J.
  • Kim Bartley, Director
  • Peadar King (KMF Productions); and
  • Fiona Dukelow (School of Applied Social Studies, UCC).
  • PJ Coogan, 96 FM (Session Chair)

Click here to find out more on speakers at Peter McVerry: A View from the Basement

Courtesy of RTÉ.

Tickets: €7.00 / €6.00 Concession