Episode 11: John Alderdice

Lord John Alderdice was the first Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly between 1998-2004. A pivotal figure in the search for peace in Northern Ireland during the 1990’s, he served as Leader of the Alliance Party and in that role did much to encourage talks with Sinn Féin when many were still resisting. In this episode Greg and John talk at length not only about what it was like being inside the politics of Northern Ireland during that period, but what it was like growing up during the 1970’s & 80’s when the violence was at its worst.

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