Jo Berry is a peace activist and founder of the charity Building Bridges for Peace. She is the daughter of Sir Anthony Berry, an MP who was killed by the IRA in the Brighton Bomb of 1984. The bomb was planted by Patrick Magee, who Berry met in 2000, after his release. They went on to speak together both in private and in public many times. In Borris in 2017, they will make their first appearance in the Republic of Ireland together talking about reconciliation and empathy.
EMPATHY AFTER THE BRIGHTON BOMB Jo Berry, whose father Antony was killed in the Brighton bombing in 1984, meets Patrick Magee, former IRA member imprisoned for his involvement in this bombing and released under the Good Friday Agreement, to talk about their journey of reconciliation. 12.30PM, June 10th Hennessy Ballroom Stage
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