Archive | Irish politics

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Video of My Talk at Rubicon

Back in November, I spoke at the Rubicon conference about my latest book — due out next week — Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland.  The research that I conducted for my book speaks directly to how Ireland’s historically Catholic culture has changed and is changing. In particular, it explores how people who are on the margins of the […]

Dramatizing 1916 – Halfway House by Philip Orr Now Running

A new play exploring the legacy of 1916, Halfway House, is now running in venues across Northern Ireland (18-26 January). Admission is free or a recommended donation of just £5 in all venues. The play is the latest by Philip Orr, and is a project of Contemporary Christianity. Set in 1966 in the context of the 50th anniversary […]

A Year to Remember: 1916

I’ve been quiet on the blog of late as I just completed my last month of maternity leave and celebrated the Christmas holidays. Rather belatedly, I’m writing my first post of 2016 as I start back into work and get stuck in to my agenda as a Research Fellow in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s. […]

Same-Sex Marriage Referendum in the Republic: Review of ‘Who Owns Marriage?’ – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a book about the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming same-sex marriage referendum, Who Owns Marriage? A Conversation about Religion, Government, Marriage and a Civil Society, edited by Nick Park.

QUB Conflict Transformation Festival with George Mitchell and Nuala O’Loan: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, providing details about the Spring Festival of Events organised by Queen’s University’s Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, where I work. The festival runs 22 April-28 May and features keynote events from Senator George Mitchell, chair of the peace talks that […]

Response to Dr Jenny Taylor’s Catherwood Lecture, ‘When Words Fail …’

I was a respondent to Dr Jenny Taylor’s Catherwood Lecture, ‘When Words Fail: Religious Literacy and Post-Multicultural Possibilities’ on Thursday evening. The Catherwood Lecture is an annual event organised by Contemporary Christianity. You can read my short summary of Taylor’s main points here, and my own remarks below. (I shortened remarks on the evening, so I […]