My post titled “The Past Still Haunts the Present” has been published on the “15 Years On” blog. The blog was set up to mark the 15th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and to stimulate conversation about where we go from here. It is described this way on the “15 Years On” website: We [...]
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Denis Bradley’s column in Friday’s Irish News opened with these words: It was a public talk away back in the 1980s. I don’t remember his name but I think he was a Jesuit from the Irish School of Ecumenics. He was the first I heard to publicly and properly define the elements that constituted the [...]
My review of Maria Power’s Building Peace in Northern Ireland (Liverpool University Press, 2011) has been published in the latest edition of the Irish Literary Supplement (Spring 2013, V32, N2, pp. 18-19) under the headline, “Peace in the Valley.” While encouraging you to get out and get your hands on a copy of the Irish [...]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, titled ‘Talking about Reconciliation,’ which explores some of the implications of recent attempts by republicans to use the R-word in Northern Ireland’s public sphere.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a book review of Douglas Murray’s book, Bloody Sunday: Truth, Lies and the Saville Inquiry.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, “Time for the beginning of a calm debate on Northern Ireland’s Demographics.”
I’ve reviewed Martyn Frampton’s new book, Legion of the Rearguard: Dissident Irish Republicanism, on the Slugger O’Toole blog.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Assembly Wants All-Party Talks on Dealing with the Past.’
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Debating the Past in the Northern Ireland Assembly?’
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Do Words Matter?: Book Review of Political Discourse and Conflict Resolution – Debating Peace in Northern Ireland. The book is edited by Katy Hayward and Catherine O’Donnell and I contributed a chapter, co-authored with Amber Rankin, on the DUP.
I have written a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about tomorrow’s Platform for Change election hustings at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Platform for Change describes itself ‘the NGO pursuing a new politics in Northern Ireland,’ and has produced a ‘new electoral agenda,’ which is outlined on my Slugger post.
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