Little did I know when I was aged 7, that 2 headlines in a regional newspaper would have links to my life in ways I could never have imagined.
On November 7,1975 2 events were in the Dutch newspapers. One event was a disaster which happened in a chemical plant, the other event was the release of a Dutch business man who had been kidnapped by the IRA.
The chemical plant was DSM, a petrochemical plant in my birthplace Geleen,in the Netherlands. The business man was Dr Herrema who was the Managing Director at the Ferenka steel plant in Limerick,Ireland.
43 years ago I did not think that 22 years later I would move from Geleen to Limerick.
As the title of the blog is ‘the forgotten disaster’ I will focus on that fateful day 43 years ago where 14 people died.
I deliberately called it the forgotten history because there…
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