Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp. He was nine-years old in October 1944 when he was rounded up by the Gestapo in a shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. Along with 12 other members of his family he was taken to a detention camp where the elusive Nazi War Criminal Alois Brunner had the power of life and death. His story is a story of the past. It is also a story for our times. The Holocaust reminds us of the dangers of racism and intolerance, providing lessons that are relevant today.
(Featured on Today with Pat Kenny – Tuesday, 6 December 2011)
Revolution: A Photographic History of Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923by Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc
The period from 1913 to 1923 in Ireland's history of rebellion, is undoubtedly the most significant. The period takes in the revival of interest in all things Irish around 1913, the heroic Easter Rising of 1916, the bloody War of Independence 1919-1921 and the bitter Civil War of 1922-1923. Here for the first time, are images of those two episodes, the people, the places, city and country, with insightful commentary describing the context of each photograph. Includes previously unpublished photos sourced from private collections, the Irish Military Archives, Kilmainham Gaol and a variety of British military museums.
(Featured in Talking History, Newstalk – Sunday, 4 December 2011)
Rugby by Charlie Mulqueen. From the series: Brothers in Sport
Over 50 sets of brothers have played for their country and many more for Leinster, Connacht, Ulster and Munster. Who can forget the sight of the two Fogarty brothers scrumaging down against each other in the 2008 Heineken Cup Semi-Final? Where does all that brotherly ability and aptitude come from? What motivates them? How does it affect their relationship? Featuring some previously unseen photos, 'Brothers in Sport' is a fascinating look at this proud tradition in Irish rugby. Includes: The Wallaces The Kearneys The Easterbys The Heaslips The Bests The Springs The Doyles The Fogartys The Mclaughlins The O'Callaghans
(Featured in the Irish Examiner – Saturday, 26 November 2011)