Advertisement

Hidden Histories: Reflections on the Life of Austin Currie

Share this article

12.20 14 Nov 2021


Hidden Histories: Reflections on the Life of Austin Currie


Listen to this episode


Share this article

12.20 14 Nov 2021


In 1968, The Guardian newspaper praised “a bright young Catholic MP with a flair for publicity” – his name was Austin Currie.

Much has been said and written about Austin in recent days, following his passing at the age of 82 and understandably, much of it focuses on his involvement in the process of creating peace and reconciliation.

Yet in those earliest days of a political career came a simple protest that would influence politics north and south in the years that followed – the occupation of an empty home.

It propelled the name of Austin Currie to the top of the British news cycle and arguably created the Civil Rights movement.

Gavan was joined by Donal Fallon for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

    

Download, listen, and subscribe on the Newstalk App.

   

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Read more about

Austin Currie Catholics Civil Rights Donal Fallon Gavan Reilly Hidden Histories Newstalk Northern Ireland On The Record Politics Protestants SDLP Stormont

Related Episodes

Should we have a pigeon cull?

00:12:19

Should we have a pigeon cull?

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:12:19


Tech signs that make you look...

00:14:28

Tech signs that make you look old!

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:14:28


Throwback Thursday: OJ Simpson...

00:11:44

Throwback Thursday: OJ Simpson, Jaws, B*Witched

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:11:44


Family of four facing homeless...

00:15:28

Family of four facing homelessness after rent increase

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:15:28