The Monday Interview

"I was in the Official IRA in the early 1970s. Like a lot of young people in those days I reacted to what I thought were the circumstances around me.

"I had three or four occasions where I was confined to Castlereagh Police Station, which was not a very pleasant experience. The play is based on those experiences.

"I regret every moment that I believed that violence was an option, as I believe now that violence is counter-productive. But I don't regret the politics that I learned through that. I would still describe myself as a socialist or a social democrat and I think I've got a social conscience." Martin Lynch

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