Richard Moore is the founder of International charity “Children In Crossfire”.
In 1972, at just 10 years old, Richard Moore was shot and blinded by a rubber bullet fired by a British Soldier whilst on his way home from school in Derry. This week, Richard spoke to Jarlath about his incredible life of struggle and forgiveness, and why the Dalai Lama calls him his 'hero.' Richard speaks with a beautiful honesty about his journey of reconciliation, acceptance and how blindness allowed him to view people without prejudice. Richard also tells the harrowing story of how the Northern Irish State hid evidence in his case and the shocking letter that he received from the soldier who blinded him.  For more information on the Children in Crossfire charity or to donate, visit To access the full back catalogue of 216 Irishman Abroad episodes visit You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.…d1101165812?mt=8…anabroad&hl=en_IE An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
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Jul 12th, 1961
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1 hour, 8 minutes