Three men in a boat overtake Congo news
Imelda Conway Duffy
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/08/2016
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In this clip, to underline the significance of the Congo in the Irish experience, Imelda recalls the one time that the news was dominated by another subject. She recalls hearing about three young men Peter Synnot, Peter Donegan and Seamus Organ, who had gone missing off the coast of Wexford on a boat. Seamus Organ was her father’s nephew and he was convinced they were dead. They were later found alive in Wales. Imelda states that the news story about the three men was the only item that took the focus away from Congo news stories.