Secrets from the Government Files
11th January 2017 – – ‘Secrets from the Government Files’ - Dr Eamon Phoenix and Sam McBride, reveal the secrets behind the news headlines from the recently released government files of 1989 and 1990 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Key files and documents from the archives will be on display at the event.
Dr Eamon Phoenix is a political historian and Irish News columnist. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries. He has been reporting on the annual release of Northern Ireland government files for 30 years and Sam McBride is political editor of the News Letter, having joined the paper in 2007 after beginning his career at the Belfast Telegraph. He is a regular presence on radio and television, giving analysis of events which impact on Northern Irish politics. Since 2012, Sam has reported on what is now the biannual release of government records.
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Northern Ireland Monuments and Buildings Record (NIMBR) lecture series
PRONI will be hosting two lectures in the 2017 Northern Ireland Monuments and Buildings Record (NIMBR) Lecture series. Both Lectures will begin at .
- 'Mount Stewart and Beyond: The Photograph Collection of Lord and Lady Londonderry' by Lorraine Bourke.
- ‘Mineral-Railway and Transport Heritage serving the Granite Quarries of the Mournes, Wicklow and Cornwall' by John Hussey.
Holocaust Memorial Day:
On 26 January 2017 at 2.00 pm, PRONI will mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Holocaust Memorial Day by hosting an interview with Belfast man, Teddy Dixon who participated in the liberation of Dachau. Teddy will be interviewed by Film-maker and Director, Dermot Lavery who will also talk about the making of the documentary, ‘From Belfast to Dachau’.
There will also be an opportunity to view a public showing of ‘From Belfast to Dachau’ which describes the journey of Teddy Dixon who was born in New York in 1920, moved to his parent’s native city of Belfast in 1925 and who was drafted into the US Army in 1944 whilst serving as an ARP warden and working in the Ormeau bakeries. Teddy’s time in the US army saw him serving in the 42nd Infantry Division and whilst advancing on Munich he uncovered the horrors of the concentration camp at Dachau.