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Northern Ireland

  • Ronan Kerr March 29, 2012Ronan Kerr One year on, Posters that I often see pasted to the walls in inner city Dublin proudly proclaim the creation of a new political youth movement. The name of they have given themselves is the ‘Fianna Éireann Independent Republican Youth Movement.’ Below this is a picture of a suitably military looking male figure wearing ...
  • Pain in the Aras October 13, 2011On the 6th of October President McAleese was giving a speech to Ballymena Chamber of Commerce. In her speech the President said that “The past, for Ballymena like so many parts of Northern Ireland was a troubled and troubling place. But this is now a time of transformation, a time when we have seen the ...
  • A society divided December 15, 2010Despite the recent improvements in cross-community relations in Belfast over the last decade, there are still deep divisions that exist. One of the most notable of these is in the education system where still despite all the funding for cross community programmes and the rise of integrated education the reality is that children from catholic ...
  • Northern Ireland Budget December 15, 2010Northern Irelands Executive has agreed to budget cuts of 4 billion. This will include education cut backs of 67 million and regional development cut backs of 63 million. There will be some extra money for job creation and to help social need. The health budget will increase by £326m, but there will be cuts in social ...
  • Pictures of Belfast December 7, 2010          .