Date: Friday 12th October
Venue: St Galls GAC
In war torn Beirut in Lebanon in 1986 East Belfast man Brian Keenan was kidnapped by one of the many armed groups of the time. Unable to secure his release his family, surprisingly to some, turned to the republican movement.
After four and a half years of captivity his release was secured. What led a protestant east Belfast family to approach republicans for help.
Joe Austin had a major role to play in his release and will be giving the Big Talk Friday and shining a light on this surprising situation.
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